In April 2013, work began on footings and the foundation following rainy spring weather and state approval of site plans. Since that time, the facility has been progressing quickly.
The Emergency Department is currently going up, along with some of the stair shafts. The footings and foundation parameter is done, and utilities are being laid in.
Enhancements to Douglas Street, which will lead to the campus upon opening, are being made; and a new street (Parkside Street) in front of the new hospital has been laid and will be paved once construction is complete.
Behind the scenes, leaders and associates have been continuing their planning efforts, even utilizing a mock private patient room to add their insights into overall design and patient flow.
Planning is already underway for the 2014 move as well.