At their meeting earlier this week, the Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees heard updates on the current construction project and plans for the proposed 2016 Building Project.
The current, or 2012 project, was originally scheduled for completion in the early summer of 2012 but has experienced a number of minor setbacks and has now been set for completion in September.
Once the current project is complete, planning for the next phase of construction, the 2016 project, will begin.
The 2016 project, if approved to move forward, will replace the aging Amie Holt Care Center with a new, seperate care center near the current facility.
Beginning in September, CTA Arcitects will be on site to begin the planning process for the next stage of construction, according to Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward. Facility Planning should continue until January of 2013 with a decision from the board on whether or not to move forward with the project coming in February of 2013.
Ward said if the board moves forward, the architectural process should take about a year and will cost the healthcare center somewhere between $800,000 and $900,000. If the project is approved, bidding will tentatively happen in January of 2014 and be completed in 2016.