JCHC Board Hears Updates On Current, Proposed Projects

JCHC Board Hears Updates On Current, Proposed Projects

The Johnson County Healthcare Center Board of Trustees received updates on the current and proposed 2016 building projects during their last meeting June 27th.

Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward told the board the current building project has been surveyed and passed inspection by the Department of Health, but that the hospital was informed a physicist needed to inspect radiation emissions in the new Radiology Room, which the hospital was not aware was a requirement. The facility's plans had already been approved, but the new inspection requirement was also needed.

Ward explains further.

Also discussed was the proposed 2016 building project, which will replace the aging Amie Holt Care Center if approved. Ward said decisions will need to be made by the board in the coming months on whether to move ahead with the project, and if so, how large of a facility would need to be built.

The current facility is licensed for 50 beds but averages 40 patients currently, so the question remains how large it would need to be. Also, the board will need to decide whether the proposed new care center would have its own dietary and laundry facilities or rely on the hospital's facilities.

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