Happy Halloween – not liking the old man winter costume

There is always a scurry of exterior work with the first forecast of snow.  Outside crews have been busy working on the concrete slabs, curbs & gutter.  On the Care Center side they have been working on the future secure courtyard.  Inside the crews have started the finishing touches on the curved hallway connecting the clinic to the hospital by putting up the vapor barrier and sheetrock.

Curb & gutter at front canopy

Curb & gutter at front canopy

Front canopy gets curb & gutter

Front canopy gets curb & gutter

Concrete work under front entrance canopy

Concrete work under front entrance canopy

Front canopy area getting formed up fro some concrete

Front canopy area getting formed up fro some concrete

Exterior front entrance area

Exterior front entrance area

Front hallway gets vapor barrier

Front hallway gets vapor barrier

Front hallway between clinic and hospital

Front hallway between clinic and hospital

Future Radiology area

Future Radiology area

New Lab space getting painted out

New Lab space getting painted out

Care Center courtyard progress

Care Center courtyard progress

Lab nalyzer

Lab analyzer

 

Beating the snow – more outside progress

The crew is trying to race the snow by getting as much done outside as possible before winter hits.

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Windows in the new corridor have been installed.

Windows in the new corridor have been installed.

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The new parking area and driveway have been leveled off - ready for more curbing, sidewalk and asphalt.

The new parking area and driveway have been leveled off – ready for more curbing, sidewalk and asphalt.

Most of the studs are up for the second household kitchen and common commercial kitchen.

Most of the studs are up for the second household kitchen and common commercial kitchen.

Care Center 300 wing received insulation - ready for siding.

Care Center 300 wing received insulation – ready for siding.

Front entrance is taking shape

Along with progress on the front entrance, many new areas have studs that are beginning to outline what Radiology, Resident rooms and a new lab will look like.

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The front entrance is starting to form with the eventual drive-thru canopy.

The front entrance is starting to form with the eventual drive-thru canopy.

New studs outline all of the Resident rooms.

New studs outline all of the Resident rooms.

The Care Center 300 wing is getting windows installed.

The Care Center 300 wing is getting windows installed.

Most of the new Lab area is framed.

Most of the new Lab area is framed.

The new hallway is taking shape.

The new hallway is taking shape.

More organization and outside progress

Here are before and after pictures of the Pharmacy. Pharmacist DeeDee LaRock-Muggley has moved a lot of the medications over a three-day period. Outside, the Care Center 300 wing is coming along with shingles and weather barriers and hardpan in the inside.

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Outside progress before winter arrives

The crews are working hard on the outside of the building before the weather turns cold. On the inside, areas are being cleared out and getting prepared to become new wings of the hospital.

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Grass, hydro seed, erosion control, and base blacktop have started to take shape.

Grass, hydro seed, erosion control, and base blacktop have started to take shape.

This wide open space will be Care Center 300.

This wide open space will be Care Center 300.

This space is getting ready to be transformed into the radiology area.

This space is getting ready to be transformed into the radiology area.

Foundations are ready for part of the new entrance.

Foundations are ready for part of the new entrance.

Move in week!

A major milestone started last week – moving week! Hospital staff have been moving in and getting organized since Wednesday.

Marice Zimmer, Dietary Manager; Hilja Iverson, Social Worker and Tracy Finder, Boldt Laborer - Getting things organized!

Marice Zimmer, Dietary Manager; Hilja Iverson, Social Worker and Tracy Finder, Boldt Laborer – Getting things organized!

Amy Lacina, Director of Nursing – She was directing traffic all day.

Amy Lacina, Director of Nursing – She was directing traffic all day.

Katie Kobelinski, RN; Karlie Avery and Sami Jacobsen, Unit Coordinators and Mike Flack, Purchasing – At the new Nurses Station.

Katie Kobelinski, RN; Karlie Avery and Sami Jacobsen, Unit Coordinators and Mike Flack, Purchasing – At the new Nurses Station.

Ellie Lau and Becky Frost, EMTs – Making signed to help show us the way around.

Ellie Lau and Becky Frost, EMTs – Making signed to help show us the way around.

Sarah Groth, Housekeeping and Belinda Hudler, Activities Director - Moving stuff from the old ER to the new ER.

Sarah Groth, Housekeeping and Belinda Hudler, Activities Director – Moving stuff from the old ER to the new ER.

Shannon Curran, Clinical Nurse Manager – Shannon is moving items in to the new clean utility room.

Shannon Curran, Clinical Nurse Manager – Shannon is moving items in to the new clean utility room.

Jennifer Dowden, Quality Improvement and Infection Control Coordinator and Jason White, Paramedic – Finding homes for supplies in the ER.

Jennifer Dowden, Quality Improvement and Infection Control Coordinator and Jason White, Paramedic – Finding homes for supplies in the ER.

Kai Johnson, RN; Amy Lacina, Director of Nursing and Sherry Smith, RN – Checking out where supplies have been put in the new ER.

Kai Johnson, RN; Amy Lacina, Director of Nursing and Sherry Smith, RN – Checking out where supplies have been put in the new ER.

Rory Smith, Director of Maintenance – Trying to hook up computers in the new ER.

Rory Smith, Director of Maintenance – Trying to hook up computers in the new ER.

Gregory Johnson, IT Coordinator – Moving computer equipment and printers from the old ER.

Gregory Johnson, IT Coordinator – Moving computer equipment and printers from the old ER.

Moving in supplies and possibly staff this week

The hospital rooms are only missing patients! On the outside, a good part of the retaining wall that separates the front entrance from the building is complete. The third and final phase of the Care Center is coming along, now having underground plumbing finished. With the hopes of good weather, the crew will pour the slab soon and keep working away at the entrance.

 

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Hospital rooms have beds, furniture, and supplies.

Hospital rooms have beds, furniture, and supplies.

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The Emergency Department drive through is finished., storing the new ambulance.

The Emergency Department drive through is finished., storing the new ambulance.

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The cabinetry and the autoclave have all been installed.

The cabinetry and the autoclave have all been installed.

The CT and power injector have been installed.

The CT and power injector have been installed.

Furniture has arrived for the cafe and waiting area.

Furniture has arrived for the cafe and waiting area.

Open house allowed tours to the community

Around 160 people stopped by to see the progress at the open house last Friday! Thank you to everyone who took part in the excitement. Buck’s Hardware supplied planters for the front walkway to direct people to the meeting place. Tours started in the garage, where people were taken to the hospital rooms, Care Center, procedure/operating rooms and the ER. More open houses will be scheduled in the future as the hospital progresses.

 

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The ER is ready for final touch-ups.

The ER is ready for final touch-ups.

The retaining wall is nearly complete.

The retaining wall is nearly complete.