The Rich and Gardner team as they break ground on the Oneida Health Women's Health Building

Breaking Ground on Oneida Health Women’s Health Building

Oneida Health Center has been an integral part of the health and well-being of the greater Oneida area and surrounding communities since 1894. With their love and commitment for the people of Oneida, they began to see their presence in the community grow, and in 1899 they were able to open their first four-bed hospital.

From that first tiny hospital in 1899 to plans to construct their latest 7,500 square foot Oneida Health Women’s Health Center, Oneida continues to invest in the lives of the community.

Oneida Health’s mission is simple: to plan, promote, provide, and coordinate the highest quality progressive and comprehensive healthcare services for the greater Oneida area and surrounding communities.

Oneida Health’s vision is that of a collective of caring and skilled professionals who provide cutting edge care in a positive environment for patients, residents, and their families.

The Significance of Oneida Health in the Community

A strong commitment to the community, especially to women and children, has always been a cornerstone of the culture of Oneida Health. 

In 1906, the Broad Street Hospital was built and just one year later, the Broad Street Hospital School of Nursing opened. This provided local women the opportunity to train for a career in nursing and then, after they graduated, have a place to work. As a result of opening the nursing school, the hospital tripled in size in just eight years.

In 1967, with extraordinary community support, the present Gennesee Street hospital was approved for construction. This was the largest facility in the area with 126 beds.

With the new hospital complete, the Broad Street facility was now available for a new purpose. Seeing a need for comprehensive healthcare in the community, Oneida decided to convert Broad Street into the Extended Care Facility.

In 1989, Oneida recognized a need for on-site childcare for their employees. Wee Care was designed to be a reliable and affordable child day care for Oneida employees. After word of Wee Care’s outstanding reputation got out amongst the community, they responded by opening up some child care spaces for the community at large.

Wee Care became a part of the Extended Care Facility, which also provided before and after school care for school-age children in the City of Oneida School District. The Wee Care facilities were located alongside the nursing home setting which provided added benefits to both the residents and the school children. There were unique opportunities for the children and residents to participate in intergenerational activities, which enhanced the quality of life for the participants involved.

For the community at large in the Oneida area, there are health and fitness classes for kids, CPR training and “Ask your Medical Librarian.” At their Women’s Health Center, you will find numerous programs that aim to support women in staying healthy for themselves and their families. Advanced screening facilities are located onsite as well as specialists who can perform gynecological surgeries such hysterectomies, bladder lifts, slings, and more.

Getting Started

Oneida is proud to announce plans to break ground on a new 7,500 SF Women’s Health Facility on November 1, 2021. The bid for this $3 million construction project was won by our team at Rich and Gardner after we value-engineered the project so that it would come in within budget.

Working With Oneida Health on Oneida Health Women’s Health Building

Oneida’s commitment to world-class care extends beyond the hospital and into the community as well. Because of their commitment to excellence and desire to continually give back to the community, our team is thrilled to be granted the opportunity to design and construct this state-of-the-art facility.

In recent years, we have completed a wide range of projects including warehouses, office buildings, retail shops, recreational arenas, shopping centers, and medical centers. 

Rich and Gardner: From Groundbreaking to Breathtaking

Our general contractors understand that every building is as different as what happens inside. A healthcare facility will have unique functional needs as compared to a retail store, and we need to take direction from the end user. For that reason, our Design/Build approach allows them to be the creative force for the entire execution of the project, from inception to completion.

Construction on Oneida Health Women’s Health Building is estimated to be completed on or before June 1, 2022. These state-of-the-art facilities will provide the community with a wide-range of healthcare offerings, from diagnostics to surgical aftercare.

Some of the services and procedures that will be provided are:

  • 3D and Digital Mammography
  • Breast health exams
  • Gynecological surgeries such as hysterectomies, bladder lifts, slings etc.
  • Dietary support for mothers with gestational diabetes, or any other nutritional concerns
  • Menstrual disorders and treatment of menopause
  • Pelvic pain or irregular bleeding
  • Birth control
  • Bone density scans
  • Endometriosis
  • Urology, urogynecology, and urinary incontinence
  • Obstetrical care for pregnant mothers
  • Conception and infertility diagnosis, counseling, and treatment
  • Gynecological cancers
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