The Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees voted to approve moving forward with the planning of their next capital construction project, referred to as the 2018 Project.
The project is a two-phase plan to replace the aging Amie Holt Care Center and then replace the oldest part of the hospital in phase two.
Much of the decision on whether or not to continue with these projects will hinge on county valuation and revenue to the healthcare center in the next five to seven years from that valuation.
The Medical staff voted on Monday to recommend the board move forward with phase one planning, and the hospital administration was backing the plan as well.
After a presentation to the board by Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward at their meeting Wednesday night, the board voted to move forward with the schematic design and preparation of bid documents for the project; retain CTA Architects for the project; Retain Fletcher Construction under the proposed CMAR agreement; and allow KL&A, Inc. to perform structural engineering on the project, contingent on them being awarded a sub-contract with CTA and their bid for services being accepted.
The cost of the design phase of the project is roughly $500,000.