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.

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.

Preview of progress before the open house

The open house is scheduled for this Friday, and there are many improvements to be shared. The old Care Center 200 wing is gone and they are preparing the foundation for the next step.

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Some of the ER rooms have floors, and they will now begin putting floors in hallways. Doors have also been installed.

Some of the ER rooms have floors, and they will now begin putting floors in hallways. Doors have also been installed.

The front entry to the hospital is beginning to take shape.

The front entry to the hospital is beginning to take shape.

There is a patio between the 100/200 dining room ready to go.

There is a patio between the 100/200 dining room ready to go.

The retaining wall along County Road 7 is in progress.

The retaining wall along County Road 7 is in progress.

The old Care Center 200 wing is gone, and they are now working on underground plumbing and foundation work.

The old Care Center 200 wing is gone, and they are now working on underground plumbing and foundation work.

Happy Fourth of July week!

We hope everyone had a great holiday week! The staff is excited to have been moved into the new Care Center 200 wing this week. Ceilings in many areas of the hospital now have grid, and many of the walls have been painted. Now, floors are getting prepped for floor installation.

The CT room has been painted and ceiling grid has been installed.

The CT room has been painted and ceiling grid has been installed.

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The Pharmacy and the ER have been painted, and cabinetry has been installed. The floors are getting prepped for florring.

The Pharmacy and the ER have been painted, and cabinetry has been installed. The floors are getting prepped for florring.

There's now a foundation wall at the front entrance.

There’s now a foundation wall at the front entrance.

Open house scheduled

Happy June! An Open House has been scheduled for Friday, July 28. Tours of the ER, Hospital area and the first Care Center household will be held. In the meantime, more progress pictures will be posted. Here are this week’s pictures!

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The 200 wing is completely sided. Furniture is waiting to be unpacked!

The 200 wing is completely sided. Furniture is waiting to be unpacked!

 

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Changes are happening to the new front of the building.

Changes are happening to the new front of the building.

 

The ER room has been sheetrocked.

The ER room has been sheetrocked.

 

Summer brings more outdoor progress

The weather is getting nicer, and workers are taking progress outdoors. The OR is almost completed, and the plastic is down between the Care Center and the household kitchen, allowing some staff to see the new space.

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Sidewalks are taking shape outside.

Sidewalks are taking shape outside.

Site work has begun in the front of the hospital.

Site work has begun in the front of the hospital.

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Appliances have been moved into the household kitchen.

Appliances have been moved into the household kitchen.

New pictures of the Care Center.

New pictures of the Care Center.

Care Center is almost ready for Phase 3

Some areas are ready for Phase 3, including the Care Center! Footings for the household kitchen are complete in Phase 3. The former business office is open and the brick walls are torn down as demolition continues. That area will eventually become radiology.

The Care Center now has floors. It's almost ready for Phase 3!

The Care Center now has floors. It’s almost ready for Phase 3!

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Many areas, including ER rooms, pharmacy and a hallway are all studded and ready for drywall.

Many areas, including ER rooms, pharmacy and a hallway are all studded and ready for drywall.

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The garage has walls, now it just needs a roof.

The garage has walls, now it just needs a roof.

Weathering the weather

Despite the chilly weather conditions, the team is continuing to prepare outside areas for progress. The footings for the ER garage and the employee entrance are completed and the foundation walls have been formed. Inside, many areas now have flooring and paint, including eight resident rooms, kitchen and dining room.

The dining area and the kitchen are now painted.

The dining area and the kitchen are now painted.

The flooring has been installed for all eight resident rooms.

The flooring has been installed for all eight resident rooms.

The kitchen cabinets have arrived!

The kitchen cabinets have arrived!

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The doors to the new OR/procedure room have been installed, and the OR has been painted.

The doors to the new OR/procedure room have been installed, and the OR has been painted.