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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A lot of activity in the heart of the campus; entryway, kitchen and hospital addition. In the entryway and kitchen area, crews are putting up the roof decking with roofers to follow this week. Plumbing is now going into the kitchen. In the hospital wing addition they are putting up the metal stud walls and roughing in the plumbing fro the patient rooms.
The Care Center staff was doing their final housekeeping clean-up on the two new Care Center additions in preparations for the residents to move in. On the front entry and new kitchen area, crews are setting roofing and installing metal studs to partition off the future areas. Out back on the hospital addition, the structural steel has been set, roof decking is going up and the concrete slabs have been poured.
Crews continue to finish the Care Center spaces as they are putting in the tile in the new spa area. Furniture for the resident rooms has arrived and is being placed in the rooms. The crews are finishing the resident’s dining and living room areas. Demo crews are starting to take out walls in the admin area. The construction crews have taken out the cornerstone of the existing building during demo to save in a time capsule. New sidewalks were poured for the Care Center additions. Boldt laborer, Jason was putting on some finishing touches by cleaning the resident rooms, and yes even cleaning we make it safe by wearing hard hats!
As we get closer to real summer weather, the crews are making solid progress to finish the Care Center additions. Outside you’ll notice the structural steel going up in the kitchen/entry way area, more siding going up on the Care Center additions and the concrete foundations are in for the hospital addition in the back.
The crews are busy on the exterior of the Care Center additions putting up siding and erecting structural steel in front to the new entryway. Inside the ceiling tiles are being installed, but if you notice in the below picture, quite a few are “custom cuts” to include light fixtures, sprinklers, smoke detectors, call lights, cameras and air vents. In the mechanical mezzanine, one of the new air handlers is up and running, providing air to the new Care Center additions and existing Care Center.