JCHC Project Nearly Complete, Next Phase Begun

JCHC Project Nearly Complete, Next Phase Begun

The Johnson County Healthcare Center's facelift is still on schedule for its final completion date in early 2012.

The latest phase, just completed in August, consists of a new ER, main entrance and administrative offices, and the old ER, offices and other related areas are now closed to the public and will be the next phase completed later this year.

That is all according to Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward, who gave an update to the Hospital Board Wednesday night.

The healthcare center has spent roughly $9.9 million on the project so far, and they expect the project to be completed for around $12 million, which will be $400,000 to $500,000 under budget when complete.

Change orders in the amount of $130,000 on the project have been approved to this point, with $40,000 in new change orders expected soon and $40,000 in credits for the hospital.

Once this project is completed, the healthcare center will be looking at a renovation/replacement project for the Amie Holt Care Center, if valuation tax revenues in the county remain close to current levels.

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