Stevens Completes Two Ohio Medical Center Moves

Hospital beds, surgical equipment and exercise apparatus were all part of two recent moves that crews from the Stevens Van Lines Toledo facility completed in northwest Ohio.


In late January, Stevens completed a move for a new 100,000 square-foot addition at Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green, Ohio. The $42 million addition increased the hospital’s size by nearly 50 percent and includes 56 new private patient rooms, a new surgery center, a new patient registration area and expanded locations for several medical center support departments. The new facility features a 15,000-square-foot “live roof,” which features expansive areas of flowering plants and grasses, and is visible from patient rooms and waiting areas.


Stevens crews, along with other vendors who specialize in the moving and setup of technology, moved in all of the furniture and equipment for two new patient floor wings and equipment and supplies for a new surgery center; and relocated furniture and equipment for the patient registration department and support departments that moved locations within the hospital as a result of the building addition. Teams of six to 14 movers completed the project throughout four days.


Hospital officials say that the new projects bring the 59-year-old hospital up-to-date in technology and delivery of patient services.


Wood County Hospital also is working on another project, which includes the expansion of the emergency department and renovation of support departments, and is slated to be completed later this year.


Also in late January, eight Stevens’ movers also relocated the physical and occupation therapy equipment, athletic training machines and facility furniture into the new location for the Blanchard Valley Hospital Rehab & Sports Medicine center in Findlay, Ohio.


The new 16,400-square-foot facility offers physical, occupational and speech therapy, athletic training and sports medicine services. Special design at the new facility allows for patient comfort when having therapy as well as privacy and ease of access.


“These were both big projects in terms of the types of types of equipment and machinery that needed to be moved, and the volume of the move,” said David Best, general manager of the Stevens’ Toledo facility. “However, we are pleased that we were able to assist with both of these projects which really were developed to enhance medical technology and patient comfort.”