Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Construction Proceeding Smoothly on Hospital Project

The Winston County Supervisors received an update on the hospital construction project today Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from Justin McDonald with Yates Construction and Paul Black, Hospital Administrator. McDonald noted that the basic infrastructure is in place at the site, asphalt has been placed on most of the roads that are in progress and there are two roads yet to build.

He then updated the Board on the construction progress of the numerous buildings involved.  He indicated that the administration building already has the air conditioning turned on and interior work is in progress and should be completed in December. Interior work is also in progress on the 18,000 square foot clinic structure and it is on schedule to be completed by the end of the year.  The hospital rough-in work has been done and sheetrock work is beginning. The hospital itself is on schedule to be completed sometime in March 2017.

McDonald also noted that three community homes are under construction as well.  Two are on or ahead of schedule and one is slightly behind schedule but should be completed in time.

 He also noted that the budget for the project is in good shape and that the program is actually slightly under budget at this point. The new hospital facility is being constructed to replace the old hospital that was damaged in the April 2014 tornado.