Hospital Board Plans Decision on Pharmacy Project

Johnson County Healthcare Center
Johnson County Healthcare Center

A decision on which construction plan to move forward with concerning the pharmacy remodel at the Johnson County Healthcare Center is expected to be made at their meeting on March 27th, according to discussions at last month's meeting.

Last fall, the Architecture Committee at the JCHC requested proposals from architecture firms and chose Plan One Architects for the project, as well as the long-range Master Plan for the facility.

The facility's original Master Plan included remodeling of hospital patient rooms, but would have required losing the helipad, which the facility does not want to lose.
Plan One's update to the Master Plan will look at how to remodel patient rooms without losing the helipad, and also develop a cost analysis and long-range plan for implementing that and other projects.

The pharmacy remodel was originally estimated by another design firm to cost about $250,000 but Plan One has estimated the remodel at roughly $375,000 and has looked into three different scenarios, including moving the pharmacy, which will fit well with the the center's Master Plan.

The plan the board is considering would move the pharmacy from its present location to a slightly larger area across the hall that will better accommodate the needed changes to the pharmacy design.

Once the pharmacy is moved, the opened area can be used for more hospital rooms and other needs planned in the future.

A decision by the board on the pharmacy project is expected to be made at this month's board meeting, with the deadline for the pharmacy remodel looming on November 1st of of this year.

The Master Plan will continue to be updated as well.

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