Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees got a construction update and tour of the new addition from Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward. Ward said the construction project is on schedule, and he expects the addition to be ready to move into in early August.
So far, construction has only dipped into roughly $90,000 of the $900,000 contingency fund, and Ward said he expects that if everything continues as it has gone so far, to use about $300,000 of that contingency fund.
But, he stressed to the board, there is a long way to go before construction is completed, but he is optimistic.
The board then had a tour of the new addition, before returning to finish the meeting.
Approved at the meeting were re-appointments for radiologists and the retention of the company that has provided health insurance for the healthcare center's employees, MBA of Wyoming, for another year. Employees had to absorb a ten percent premium increase, but it was the first increase passed on to them in five years, Ward said.
The budget process has begun, he said, and he expects to have a preliminary budget for the board's review in May.
The hospital's mil levy request will have to be made to the county commission in June after the budget is adopted.