Friday, December 11, 2009

The circular driveway is now open near the ER entrance.

The circular driveway is now open near the ER entrance. Glass and metal are completely installed on the west, south and east sides of the new structure. The roof over the gift shop is finished and this week they will begin demolishing the gift shop and Health Information Services area on the main level. The loading dock is now operational.

The 3rd picture is a south view on third floor. The picture is a waiting area for The Birth Place. The other two pictures show the east side of the new construction.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Concrete has been poured

Concrete has been poured on the new roof and on the 3rd floor. Window frames will be installed in a few weeks. The pouring of concrete has been poured at the new main entrance.

Currently there are 35-60 construction workers on site at Douglas County Hospital every day. This includes contractors for the following specialties: carpenters, sheet rockers, iron, concrete, roofing, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, dirt, brick and a project manager.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Connection of the Two Buildings

A new 40 space parking lot has opened for hospital employee parking on the east side of the hospital.  This will provide more room for patient and visitor parking.

Connection of the Two Buildings:  This week construction workers will be bringing the red iron structure up and placing it over the area above the gift shop.  This is the initial step in connecting the new addition to the existing building.  Towards the end of this week, they will be putting in the new elevator shafts and begin pouring the new roof.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A backhoe was used to demolish the front lobby and atrium of Douglas County Hospital. Within two days, the entire lobby of the hospital was taken down and the area was cleaned up.

Next week the floor will be taken off, the basement wall and the foundations will be removed, and they will begin digging footings for the new entrance.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Main Entrance/Lobby of Douglas County Hospital is demo’d inside and the entire building will come down in March.

The red iron is going up from 1st floor to the roof and is heading south with structure. The onsite construction manager reports that as many as 35 construction workers per day are working on the hospital’s new addition.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The new heliport is now in place on the northeast corner of the hospital, and concrete has been poured for the four-level 110,000 square foot addition to Douglas County Hospital.

Another 40 parking spots have been opened on the east side of the hospital. In mid-January, the construction and re-location of the main entrance to the hospital will begin. Effective February 1, and throughout the construction project, the main entrance to the hospital will be through the Emergency Department. Exterior signs will be posted for further direction.

The hospital broke ground for the new addition on August 22, 2008. The ground floor of this addition will be clinic space leased to Alexandria Orthopaedic Associates, P.A.; which will feature 18 exam rooms, office space, cast room, procedure rooms and rehabilitation. The second floor includes 34 new private inpatient rooms, which will allow the hospital to convert all patient rooms to private rooms. The third floor will be similar to the second floor with a centralized nursery and nurse's station surrounded by five labor and delivery rooms, a cesarean-section operating room, 15 post-partum recovery rooms and 11 additional patient rooms. This project also includes an additional 120 new parking spaces, and a new lobby and main hospital entrance.

Total cost of the project will be approximately 31 million. The project will be financed with 26.2 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds and 4.8 million in hospital cash reserves. Douglas County Hospital receives no local or county tax subsidy.

This new addition to the hospital is slated to be completed by March, 2010.