Dinosaurs and demolition. Construction update

dinosaur

This picture was provided by Amanda Lankford and she took it out of a third floor window overlooking the current ambulance bay.

That is one mean machine and Amanda described it perfectly she said it looks like a “dinosaur”.  Construction is progressing well and what you see in this picture is the first step of demolition of the current ambulance garage.  The new portion of the facility will attach to the existing building where the current ambulance garage is located so the current garage will be demolished as a part of the expansion.  A temporary ambulance garage is located behind the hospital and it currently houses all three GVMH ambulances.

The ground floor concrete work is almost complete.  The walls and ceiling are done and the finish work on the floor will be done in matter of days.  The prep work for the first floor pad is underway and a very impressive drill has been boring holes in the earth to serve as pillars for the first floor.

The “Drill”

drill

We have really cool equipment at GVMH to provide patient care and there’s some really cool equipment outside right now too.  I can’t decide which piece of equipment I’m most impressed with the dinosaur, the giant drill or the concrete pumper truck.  I’m sure each of those pieces of equipment have a real name but that’s how I would describe them to my 6-year-old.

Lot’s of neat stuff going on at GVMH both inside and out!

 

Here’s an artist’s rendering of the final project.  You can see where the new construction attaches to the current building near the admitting entrance on the left side of the picture.  That is where the current ambulance garage is attached but not for much longer.

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About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Operating Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. These are challenging and exciting times in healthcare and my blog will focus on healthcare, raising boys or being raised by boys, and living in mid America.
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