JCHC Construction Behind Schedule But Within Budget

Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo
Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo

The ongoing construction project at the Johnson County Healthcare Center is behind schedule but within budget, according to Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward, who gave an update to the hospital board at their last meeting December 28th.

Ward said $9.6 million of the $12 million project has been spent so far, with $1.2 million left in construction costs, and $120,000 in the contingency fund.

Construction is roughly five months behind schedule, with completion slated for May or June of this year. The project was originally expected to be completed in December of 2011 or January of 2012.

Ward said some unforeseen problems have led to disruptions in the facility during construction.

Construction crews will now concentrate on demolishing the existing lab, which will be the new medical records area. One major disruption yet to come, Ward said, will be when the main hallway between the lab and radiology is closed for construction in that area.

There will be a temporary hallway routed through the old medical records area, which will be in place for four or five weeks until the new area is completed.

Ward said that disruption should be the last major one before the entire project is completed.

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