2/11/2011 7:46 AM
Last week we all got to experience a pretty nasty blizzard. Our construction crew began planning ahead, as did Hammond-Henry. We had cots ready, but no takers. Some stayed in motels, while some workers live in town or in the area. On Tuesday they got in almost a full day. On Wednesday, we only had about a dozen workers. It was hard just getting in the doors, because we could not get snow removal equipment into the site for several days. The hospital snowplow broke early in the morning on Wednesday. We got patient and visitor parking cleared on Wednesday, but it took days to get caught up.
The horizontal concrete siding for the long term care building was delivered today. Installation will start on Monday. With temperatures forecasted for the 30s and 40s all of next week, we will get quite a bit of outside work like the siding and finishing touches to some of the roofs.
The new endoscopy suite is scheduled for completion over the next two weeks. Once the Illinois Department of Public Health approves the area, we will begin to use it for patient care. Once that starts, then construction of the third operating room begins.
The first picture below is the east hallway of Long Term Care. The archway will highlight a resting area for patients and residents.
The next picture is in the future physical therapy gym. The private treatment rooms, reception area, occupational therapy and speech therapy rooms are taking shape in the background.