Visit from MN Dept. of Health – Engineering

It has been a big week!!  Ben Zwart from the Minnesota Department of Health Engineering section was here, after inspecting, as far as he is concerned, we are good to move in the Hospital.  The Fire Marshall will be here on Monday or Tuesday this week. For the Hospital, we will start moving the Lab equipment Monday and hope to be done by Wednesday afternoon.  Radiology has already moved the mammography and Dexa equipment and the new radiographic equipment have been installed.  The radiation physicist will be here on Tuesday and we hope to start using the new Radiology Department on Wednesday.  The new temporary Registration is also almost complete and we are planning to move on Tuesday night.  The Care Center was also fine for Ben but now we have two more inspections – Fire Marshall and Health Department Survey and Certification before we can occupy.  We hope the Residents who are currently sharing a room will get their own room for Christmas. 

Lab progress

Lab progress

Mammography equipment is now in place

Mammography equipment is now in place

The fireplace at the front entrance is framed up

The fireplace at the front entrance is framed up

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Temporary registration area

Temporary Registration area

Temporary Registration area

Care Center Household kitchen

Care Center Household kitchen

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New household kitchen from the hallway

Care Center Kitchen

Care Center Kitchen

Care Center Hallway

Care Center Hallway

Occupation Therapy area where people can practice household skills like showering and cooking

Occupation Therapy area where people can practice household skills like showering and cooking

Hallway from the doors in hallway by the ER

Hallway from the doors in hallway by the ER

Hallway to Lab, Radiology and the new ER (notice the plastic and wood down to protect new flooring)

Hallway to Lab, Radiology and the new ER (notice the plastic and wood down to protect new flooring)

 

 

Preparing for Inspection Week

Big week coming up, preparing for our inspection by the Minnesota Department of Heath.  Crews are busy finishing up the Radiology and Lab area, installing carpet in the main hallway between the hospital and clinic and installing kitchen equipment in the 300 Wing of the Care Center.  Exciting to see the GE equipment now installed in the Radiology area.

GE equipment in Radiology Dept.

GE equipment in Radiology Dept.

Cabinet installation

Cabinet installation

Lab area with new countertops

Lab area with new countertops

Curved hallway between clinic and hospital now has carpet installed

Curved hallway between clinic and hospital now has carpet installed

Fireplace getting roughed in

Fireplace getting roughed in

Temporary plastic wall enclosing the temporary Registration Desk

Temporary plastic wall enclosing the temporary Registration Desk

Boldt crew installing doors at the Radiology area

Boldt crew installing doors at the Radiology area

Kitchen equipment in Care Center

Kitchen equipment in Care Center

300 Wing of the Care Center has carpet, nurse call station, smoke detectors, lights and ceiling tiles.

300 Wing of the Care Center has carpet, nurse call station, smoke detectors, lights and ceiling tiles.

Exterior canopy is getting the edge trim installed

Exterior canopy is getting the edge trim installed

First week of December and no snow – this is good for outside work

The crews are loving the warm weather and have been making good progress outside.  They’ve poured concrete outside the materials receiving area, worked on wrapping up the Care Center courtyard and have been continuing their work on the main entrance.  Inside they have been finishing up Care Center 3, working on the kitchen area.  The Lab and Radiology areas have seen a flurry of construction workers.  In the new hallway between the clinic and hospital, they have heat and paint.

Care Center courtyard

Care Center courtyard

Care Center siding and sidewalk

Care Center siding and sidewalk

CC exterior progress - side walk and fence

CC exterior progress – side walk and fence

Main entrance progress

Main entrance progress

Materials and Receiving gets concrete

Materials and Receiving gets concrete

Lift Rental Yard?  Lifts will be used to finish main entrance

Lift Rental Yard? Lifts will be used to finish main entrance

Interior progress on main entrance

Interior progress on main entrance

Care Center kitchen

Care Center kitchen

Care Center kitchen tiling

Care Center kitchen tiling

Care Center kitchen ceiling tile

Care Center kitchen ceiling tile

Hallway connecting clinic to hospital

Hallway connecting clinic to hospital

Radiology reception area

Radiology reception area

Radiology gets cabling

Radiology gets cabling

Lab area - laser level being used to set new cabinets.

Lab area – laser level being used to set new cabinets.