Construction is underway at Noyes Memorial Hospital on a $1.1 million project that will completely renovate the medical/surgical floor of the facility.

“Currently we have about 40 patient care beds on the third floor of the hospital that houses most of our medicine and surgical admissions,” said Dr. J. Chad Teeters, president and CEO of Noyes Health. “For those who have visited recently, you’ve noticed those rooms have started to look a bit dated.”

The project, kicked off earlier this month, is expected to take about five months to complete.

“We will be completely renovating the entire floor,” said Teeters. “This means new rooms, new walls, new ceilings, new beds, new chairs. The whole unit will be completely brand new. We look forward to sharing pictures of this project as it evolves, and welcoming people to visit the new unit, which right now is slated to open in November.”

Once completed, the floor will be named after Jon Shay, who served as a hospital board member and a Foundation Board member for decades. Shay died Jan. 18, 2021.

His singular focus was always what was best for his community, hospital officials said in a news release. In his obituary, Jon’s wife Linda and the Shay family asked that donations be made to the Foundation for Noyes Health in his memory.

To contribute to the Jon Shay Memorial Fund, visit

The project was kicked off with a small get together on the third floor July 8. Cake was served to everyone in the hospital to celebrate the project’s beginning.

This is one of many construction projects being planned at Noyes. The other major effort is the construction of the new Mental Health and Wellness Center in Avon, also expected to be finished in the fall of 2021.

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