Winter weather has not delayed progress on the $20.1 million expansion project to Pana Community Hospital. Work is moving along on both the front and back portions of the hospital’s building project.
Construction workers are working on putting in the frame of the three-story structure on the Patient Services addition to PCH. The vertical steel beams have been installed in the last month, and work continues to install the horizontal delta beams. Steel framing for the structure is set to be completed by early April.
The Patient Services addition to the back of the hospital will add space for a new surgical suite, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, cardiopulmonary, materials management, and nutritional services departments. Phase one of the project is expected to be completed by September.
Work has also begun on the main entrance addition to the hospital. That phase of the project will create space for an urgent care, improve access to the hospital building, and provide an updated waiting area with private registration offices.
The entire project is expected to be completed by the spring of 2019.