Coming Soon! The front entry is taking shape.

Crews continue to make progress on the beautiful new front entry.  The crews are laying tile and grouting the floor, electricians are hanging lights – very high work, and the roof and steel under the drive thru canopy is in place.  Demolition and remodeling is continuing for the new administration area, maintenance shop and purchasing area.

Electricians have hung a new light in the front entry way

Electricians have hung a new light in the front entry way

The area over the front entry fireplace is now finished

The area over the front entry fireplace is now finished

Front entry progress

Front entry progress

Drive thru canopy progess

Drive thru canopy progess

The roof and steel under drive thru canopy

The roof and steel under drive thru canopy

Cindy Woltmann-Giles, Home Care Nurse is going through old files in Home Care’s temporary offices

Cindy Woltmann-Giles, Home Care Nurse is going through old files in Home Care’s temporary offices

New stairs coming up from the lower level

New stairs coming up from the lower level

The new door from the lower level to the stairway up to the hallway by the Lobby and Physical Therapy.

The new door from the lower level to the stairway up to the hallway by the Lobby and Physical Therapy.

Demolition is almost done in the old PT area

Demolition is almost done in the old PT area

starting to stand up some walls in the lower level remodel

starting to stand up some walls in the lower level remodel

New Maintenance Shop (old ER)

New Maintenance Shop (old ER)

New Admin area (old ER hallway)

New Admin area (old ER hallway)

New Purchasing area

New Purchasing area

 

 

Front Entryway steel gets some paint

The front entrance has been getting a lot of attention.  Swanson & Youngdale has been painting the structural steel in the main entry and areas outside.  The crews have put up a temporary plastic tent around the exterior of the main entry to allow painting.  Inside, they are putting up sheetrock in the future maintenance, purchasing and meeting space areas.  Demolition continues in the old PT area.

Front entryway steel gets painted

Front entryway steel gets painted

Structural steel gets painted in the main entryway

Structural steel gets painted in the main entryway

Exterior of main entrance gets painted

Exterior of main entrance gets painted

Temporary plastic tent covering the main entrance

Temporary plastic tent covering the main entrance

Temporary tenting on main entry to allow exterior to be painted

Temporary tenting on main entry to allow exterior to be painted

Inside main entry with temporary tent

Inside main entry with temporary tent

Sheetrock gong up in future maintenance and purchasing.

Sheetrock gong up in future maintenance and purchasing.

PT demo

PT demo

neat demo picture

neat demo picture

The kitchen between Care Center households.

The kitchen between Care Center households.

Moving stuff is good PT – Physical Therapy has moved

The Rehab Department (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Cardiac Rehab) moved from the lower level up to their new space.   We hit some major milestones in the last three weeks.  The next big move will be the front entrance and is likely to happen toward the end of February. 

Dottie, Cardiac Rehab Nurse carrying stuff into her new space....while hula hooping - there's some talent !

Dottie, Cardiac Rehab Nurse carrying stuff into her new space….while hula hooping – there’s some talent !

Treg and Lee, Physical Therapists moving stuff into their new space

Treg and Lee, Physical Therapists moving stuff into their new space

Moving stuff, Shalom - Emergnecy Medical Technician; Sharon - Physical Therapist; Michele Silence, Patient Account Rep

Moving stuff, Shalom – Emergnecy Medical Technician; Sharon – Physical Therapist; Michele Silence, Patient Account Rep

Moving PT equipment

Moving PT equipment

Elunia and April, Physical Therapists gathering stuff from their old space

Elunia and April, Physical Therapists gathering stuff from their old space

Anna, Occupational Therapist moving stuff into her new space

Anna, Occupational Therapist moving stuff into her new space

From left to right – Brian but he goes by Gabe, Kenny, Corey, Sharon, Lee, April and Tracy.

From left to right – Brian but he goes by Gabe, Kenny, Corey, Sharon, Lee, April and Tracy.

New PT Gym space

New PT Gym space

New Occupational Therapy Space

New Occupational Therapy Space

Old PT Gym

Old PT Gym

Old PT area

Old PT area

This will be the new Purchasing, Maintenance and Administration area.  It looks very different from when it was Lab, Radiology and ER.

This will be the new Purchasing, Maintenance and Administration area. It looks very different from when it was Lab, Radiology and ER.

We will soon have two more public restrooms.

We will soon have two more public restrooms.

 

 

New Front Doors and Physical Therapy (PT) Gym Progress

Some exiting and visible progress on the front entry way and just in time during our cold winter days; new front days.  Also, the scaffolding has been taken down from the fireplace.  Demolition continues in the old parts of the hospital – ER, Lab, Radiology Departments.  The Care Center is nearly complete.  Work behind the temporary wall includes: medication room, clean utility, dirty utility, spa, bathroom, matt storage and laundry.

Front Entrance new exterior doors

Front Entrance new exterior doors

Front entrance new exterior doors

Front entrance new exterior doors

Fireplace in front entrance without the scaffolding

Fireplace in front entrance without the scaffolding

PT Gym now has ceiling tiles, lights and florring

PT Gym now has ceiling tiles, lights and florring

PT Gym Office

PT Gym Office

Old Radiology 0 walls are gone

Old Radiology 0 walls are gone

Old ER

Old ER

Old Registration

Old Registration

Old Lab looking towards ER

Old Lab looking towards ER

 

Happy New Year ! Out with the old and in with the new……

Kristen, Radiology Tech at new work area

Kristen, Radiology Tech at new work area

New Dexascan equipment

New Dexascan equipment

New mammography equipment

New mammography equipment

New Radiology area

New Radiology area

new x-ray equipment

new x-ray equipment

Old Radiology Dept.

Old Radiology Dept.

Old Radiology Dept.

Old Radiology Dept.

Old registration desk

Old registration desk

New registration desk

New registration desk

Old Lab area before demo

Old Lab area before demo

New area for patients to have their blood drawn

New area for patients to have their blood drawn

New Lab area

New Lab area

Old Lab are being demo'd

Old Lab are being demo’d

New clinic to hospital hallway

New clinic to hospital hallway

New hallway from clinic to hospital

New hallway from clinic to hospital

Mike, Boldt Foreman doing some last minute cleaning in Care Center

Mike, Boldt Foreman doing some last minute cleaning in Care Center

Last minute cleaning in Care Center

Last minute cleaning in Care Center

Taking down the barricade to open next Care Center Wing for residents

Taking down the barricade to open next Care Center Wing for residents

PT Gym

PT Gym

PT Office area

PT Office area

Front entryway progress

Front entryway progress

Fireplace progress

Fireplace progress

This past week and a half, over the holidays, we saw a lot of activity involving moving into new areas.  The rooms in the 300 wing of the Care Center were inspected by the Minnesota Department of Health on December 22, 2017 and we were granted permission to occupy those rooms.  The barricade came down and we moved 5 residents that day!   Everyone had their own rooms for Christmas!!  The new hallway between the clinic and hospital was officially opened, so the old temp hallways are being demo’d. All the important items from Radiology were moved.  The old x-ray equipment was replaced with new equipment. The Lab was moved to it’s new space.  Progress continues on the main entry as stone work continues to go up on the fireplace; sure could use that with all the cold weather.  And with our New Year’s resolutions often comes exercise, so it’s fitting we show some progress on the new physical therapy gym.

 

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.

Happy Thanksgiving ! We are thankful for all the progress !

In recent weeks, we’ve had up to 75 construction workers on site.  With the sudden on set of winter, much focus has been paid to our exterior work.  Crews have been busy putting siding up on the 300 wing of the Care Center, new flag pole and parking lot light poles are installed, blankets have been laid where future side walks are to be installed, keeping the ground from freezing and the entry area is now water tight. Inside progress is being made on the latest Care Center Wing to paint the new door frames, install pass-through, tile the bathrooms and install low voltage in the hallways.  Progress continues on the new lab, radiology, mammography and the hallway between the clinic and hospital.

Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving !

Exterior entrance progress

Exterior entrance progress

Exterior entrance progess

Exterior entrance progess

new flag pole and parking lot light poles

new flag pole and parking lot light poles

Stone facade

Stone facade

Siding on Care Center

Siding on Care Center

Hallway between Sawtooth Clinic and Hospital

Hallway between Sawtooth Clinic and Hospital

New Physical Therapy gym

New Physical Therapy gym

Radiology room progress

Radiology room progress

Main area of new lab

Main area of new lab

Main area of new lab

Main area of new lab

Low voltage cable installed inside Care Center

Low voltage cable installed inside Care Center

Wall guard is being installed in the latest Care Center Wing.

Wall guard is being installed in the latest Care Center Wing.

Care Center bathrooms getting tiled

Care Center bathrooms getting tiled

Hallway and doorframes are getting painted in the Care Center 300 Wing

Hallway and doorframes are getting painted in the Care Center 300 Wing

Resident Social with the construction workers

On Tuesday, November 14, the Care Center Residents invited the construction workers to have their afternoon break with them.  The Residents made pumpkin bars and had other treats for the guys.  The construction workers were glad to stop by and share snacks, coffee and good conversations.   

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