All I want for Christmas is our new hallways!

All over the Care Center and Hospital, new hallways are close to completion and making ready for the old hallways to be demolished and renovated.  The crews are making good progress on the future hallway connecting the hospital to the new Care Center entrance. The kitchen area continues to receive it’s finishes. On the northwest side of the hospital addition, they continue to put up sheetrock, taping and painting – hallways and rooms.  As old space is demolished the crews are standing up new studs for more new rooms.  The new 200 Care Center Wing is coming along, studs are up, you can tell where rooms will be located and MEP rough-ins are moving along.

New hallway from hospital to Care Center entrance

New hallway from hospital to Care Center entrance

Old 300 Care Center Wing hallway awaiting access to new hallway

Old 300 Care Center Wing hallway awaiting access to new hallway

New hallway from hospital to Care Center

New hallway from hospital to Care Center

NW side of hospital addition hallway progess

NW side of hospital addition hallway progess

New kitchen progress

New kitchen progress

New future lab space

New future lab space

New 200 Wing Care Center rooms

New 200 Wing Care Center rooms

NW side of hospital addition progress

NW side of hospital addition progress

New clean utility room progress

New clean utility room progress

Hospital addition progress

Hospital addition progress

Exterior new 200 wing

Exterior new 200 wing

Old Care Center dining room demo

Old Care Center dining room demo

 

 

 

Taking advantage of some nice fall weather – retention ponds are going in

The site work crews have been working on the new storm water retention ponds adjacent to the parking lots.  Progress continues on the Care Center wing remodel and new hallways.  The patient wing rooms are being sheet rocked.  There is some intricate demolition going on between the old roof and new roof on the Care Center.

Storm water retention pond

Storm water retention pond

Exterior progress at entryway and old hospital

Exterior progress at entryway and old hospital

Temporary cover for remodel near new entryway

Temporary cover for remodel near new entryway

Care Center - exterior transition

Care Center – exterior transition

Care Center addition - interior progress

Care Center addition – interior progress

Demolition of old roof under new roof at Care Center

Demolition of old roof under new roof at Care Center

Demolition of old roof under the new roof art Care Center

Demolition of old roof under the new roof art Care Center

Patient room progress - sheetrock

Patient room progress – sheetrock

Patient wing gets sheetrock

Patient wing gets sheetrock

Patient wing progress - sheetrock

Patient wing progress – sheetrock

Care Center - looking down the hallway to kitchen area

Care Center – looking down the hallway to kitchen area

Kitchen / cafeteria

Kitchen / cafeteria

Kitchen area gets sheetrock

Kitchen area gets sheetrock

Interior remodeling

Interior remodeling

Interior remodeling

Interior remodeling

Unique view of new addition meeting old exterior.  Good place to park your skid steer.

Unique view of new addition meeting old exterior. Good place to park your skid steer.

 

Kitchen and hospital patient room progress

The kitchen area is getting ceiling tile grids and the floors are being tiled.  The patient rooms in the new hospital addition are getting their windows, insulation, drywall, rough-ins for electrical, oxygen and vacuum.  Demo continues on the north side of the old 300 Care Center Wing.

New patient room rough in progress

New patient room rough in progress

Hospital addition hallway progress

Hospital addition hallway progress

New patient room progress

New patient room progress

Kitchen progress

Kitchen progress

Kitchen progress

Kitchen progress

Demolition in the old 300 CC Wing

Demolition in the old 300 CC Wing

Demolition in the old 300 CC Wing

Demolition in the old 300 CC Wing

Demo in the north side of the old 300 CC Wing

Demo in the north side of the old 300 CC Wing

The hallways are getting smaller - temporary walls

The hallways are getting smaller – temporary walls

Hospital addition exterior progress

Hospital addition exterior progress

Hospital addition exterior progrss

Hospital addition exterior progrss

Roof progress

Roof progress

Roof progress

Roof progress

 

Kitchen gets it’s exhaust hood, walk-in freezer and cooler

Last week crews installed the exhaust hood, walk-in freezer and cooler in the new kitchen.  The mechanical contractors set a new AHU (air handling unit) on the roof.  Demo continues on the old 300 Care Center wing and they just set the wooden trusses on the new 200 Care Center wing.  Inside the hospital patient wing addition, work continues on the plumbing, HVAC and electrical.

New kitchen walk-in freezer and cooler

New kitchen walk-in freezer and cooler

New kitchen exhaust hood

New kitchen exhaust hood

Roof progress - new AHU

Roof progress – new AHU

Roof progress - new AHU

Roof progress – new AHU

Exterior of the new Care Center 200 wing

Exterior of the new Care Center 200 wing

Inside the new Care Center 200 wing

Inside the new Care Center 200 wing

Demo old 300 wing

Demo old 300 wing

Demo old 300 wing

Demo old 300 wing

Demo old 300

Demo old 300

above is new roof and an interesting perspective of the old exterior

above is new roof and an interesting perspective of the old exterior

 

New 200 Care Center Wing slabs are poured

Crews have finished the slabs on the New 200 Care Center Wing (old 100 wing area).  The new kitchen area is progressing and the crews have installed plumbing, HVAC, electrical and started to drywall.  The demo crews are working through the old 300 wing. A lot of action is happening up on the roof, out of site from the public.  Roof joists are being installed and you can see then new roof tie-ins.

New 200 Care Center Wing slabs poured out

New 200 Care Center Wing slabs poured out

Kitchen progress

Kitchen progress

Ductwork - Sometimes its hard to comprehend how much is above the ceiling in a hospital.....

Ductwork – Sometimes its hard to comprehend how much is above the ceiling in a hospital…..

What offices look like in a construction zone

What offices look like in a construction zone

Roof tie-in progress

Roof tie-in progress

Roof tie-ins visible from the ground

Roof tie-ins visible from the ground

Roof tie-in progress

Roof tie-in progress

Demo of old 300 Care Center Wing

Demo of old 300 Care Center Wing

Demo of old 300 Care Center Wing

Demo of old 300 Care Center Wing

 

 

Demolition and new steel columns

This week was another heavy week of demolition on parts of the old Care Center and future remodeling areas for the existing hospital.  Crews are selectively placing new steel columns in the existing hospital where they will be remodeling in the future.  Rough in continues in the hospital patient wing addition and new kitchen.

New steel column installed

New steel column installed

New steel column installed

New steel column installed

Rough in for new kitchen area

Rough in for new kitchen area

Demolition at the Care Center

Demolition at the Care Center

Demolition at the Care Center

Demolition at the Care Center

Demolition

Demolition

Roof progress view

Roof progress view

Roof progress

Roof progress

Entry way progress

Entry way progress

Patient room mock up

We hit another major milestone of sort this past week as the team created a patient room head wall mock-up.  This allows nursing to have input on preferred locations for oxygen, outlets, light switches, vacuum suction, nurse calls, etc.  Other progress includes putting in plumbing in the new kitchen, in areas to be remodeled, the crews continue to partition off work areas where they remove a small portion of the existing floor, box out a new footing and install a new steel beam column for a new roof.  The Old 100 Wing is now officially tore down and crews are jack hammering out the old concrete slab. The siding crews have been removing and re-installing the new siding to make some adjustments to the insulation behind the siding.

Patient room head wall mock-up

Patient room head wall mock-up

Hospital addition - patient wing hallway

Hospital addition – patient wing hallway

New kitchen getting plumbing

New kitchen getting plumbing

Remodel area getting some new steel column foundations

Remodel area getting some new steel column foundations

Box form for future steel column footing

Box form for future steel column footing

Roof progress - moved the rocks (roof ballast) over to make modifications like new steel supports.

Roof progress – moved the rocks (roof ballast) over to make modifications like new steel supports.

Roof progress

Roof progress

Roof progress

Roof progress

Roof preogress

Roof preogress

Roof progress

Roof progress

Old 100 Wing demo

Old 100 Wing demo

Old 100 Wing demo

Old 100 Wing demo

Old 100 Wing demo

Old 100 Wing demo

New siding getting some adjustments

New siding getting some adjustments

 

 

Saying good bye to the Old 100 Wing

Last week the construction crews began demolition of the Old 100 Wing of the Care Center. The staff reminisced about all the wonderful years of working in the Old 100 Wing; many recounting having worked most of their career there.  Meanwhile, progress continues on the new hospital addition as crews continue to frame up and rough in for the future patient rooms, the “blue” exterior showed up again as crews applied to the walls of the new addition.

Care Center 100 wing demo

Care Center 100 wing demo

Care Center 100 wing demo

Care Center 100 wing demo

Care Center "Old" 100 Wing

Care Center “Old” 100 Wing

"Blue" finish applied to new entry way - don't worry the crews will soon be putting up the real siding

“Blue” finish applied to new entry way – don’t worry the crews will soon be putting up the real siding

Interior entry way progress

Interior entry way progress

Entry way progress from the roof

Entry way progress from the roof

Interior progress

Interior progress

Hospital addition - exterior receives it's "blue" finish

Hospital addition – exterior receives it’s “blue” finish

Hospital addition - patient room progress

Hospital addition – patient room progress

 

Hospital addition interior stud and exterior sheathing installations

Inside the new hospital addition, crews are framing the interior walls, electrical and mechanical crews are roughing in the electrical and plumbing; also they will be creating a mock-up/example of the new patient headwall panels prior to sheet rocking the rooms. In the kitchen area they have installed the new aluminum frame windows.

Exterior at the new entryway / kitchen

Exterior at the new entryway / kitchen

Aluminum windows have been installed

Aluminum windows have been installed

Interior view of new aluminum windows

Interior view of new aluminum windows

Roofing progress at new entryway

Roofing progress at new entryway

Roofing progress over kitchen / entryway

Roofing progress over kitchen / entryway

Roofing progress on hospital addition

Roofing progress on hospital addition

Interior metal stud installation on the hospital addition

Interior metal stud installation on the hospital addition

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Demo old admin area

Demo old admin area

Demo admin area

Demo admin area

 

Care Center Move-in Day has arrived !

Residents moved into the new north and south Care Center additions last week.  Staff worked to move the residents from their old rooms in the new rooms.  Demo activities are now beginning on the old Care Center wings.

Vera Schumann (Director of Finance) and Bob Willis (Director of Human Resources) bringing a bed the new room

Vera Schumann (Director of Finance) and Bob Willis (Director of Human Resources) bringing a bed the new room

Steve Docken (Family Member) and Charlie Butter (Maintenance) moving someone out of their room. Steve volunteered all day!

Steve Dockan (Family Member) and Charlie Butter (Maintenance) moving someone out of their room. Steve volunteered all day!

Robert McGregor, Amy James (Care Center Nursing), Ryan Morris (Ambulance) and Renae Smith (Dietary) are putting items away in a new room

Robert McGregor, Amy James (Care Center Nursing), Ryan Morris (Ambulance) and Renae Smith (Dietary) are putting items away in a new room

Marie Jacobson moves in with help from with her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Elaine Dean

Marie Jacobson moves in with help from with her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Elaine Dean

Marcy Podas watching her belongings getting ready to move to the new room

Marcy Podas watching her belongings getting ready to move to the new room

Marcy Podas arrives in her new room for the first time

Marcy Podas arrives in her new room for the first time

Kay Rosenthal, Volunteer is helping move belongings out of an old room

Kay Rosenthal, Volunteer is helping move belongings out of an old room

Joyce Hagen

Joyce Hagen going to her new room with a little help from Sami Jacobsen, Nursing Assistant

 

Gladys Docken getting a ride to her new room with her son, Steve and Mike Flack

Gladys Dockan getting a ride to her new room with her son, Steve and Mike Flack

Deb Backstrom and Ma Hui Schlienz from Housekeeping help moves clothes to the new rooms

Deb Backstrom and Ma Hui Schlienz from Housekeeping help moves clothes to the new rooms

Amy James giving instructions to Hilja Iverson (Social Services), Marice Zimmer (Dietary) and Belinda Hudler (Activities)

Amy James giving instructions to Hilja Iverson (Social Services), Marice Zimmer (Dietary) and Belinda Hudler (Activities)

Jason and Brian from Boldt putting last minute touches/cleaning the new opening in the hallway. Sweeney Croft was watching

Jason and Brian from Boldt putting last minute touches/cleaning the new opening in the hallway. Sweeney Croft was watching

Mike from Boldt completing some last minute work on the new hallway opening

Mike from Boldt completing some last minute work on the new hallway opening