(Audubon) The Audubon County Memorial Hospital outpatient wing remodeling project will soon be going out for bid. Hospital Administrator Tom Smith says the 30-year-old facility houses visiting physicians who comes to Audubon County Memorial for clinics such cardiologists, urologists ect.
Smith says the plan is to bring the wing up-to-date and make it ADA compliant which would include; new doors, ceilings, and floor and wall coverings. Smith says this new addition will benefit both the physicians and patients.
“As you know, healthcare these days is mostly outpatient,” stated Smith. “I would say that 90-to-95-percent our patients actually go our outpatient clinics, which means we have the vast majority of our patients going to an old wing of our hospital. So this upgrade will make a big difference to our patients.”
Smith says physicians’ will appreciate the increased data ports and electrical outlets and re-organized work spaces so physicians can better provide for their patients.
Smith says the project is estimated to cost between $800,000 and $1-million. Contractors interested in the project must have their bids submitted by October 16, with a bid letting slated for October 23, and a start around November.
September 12, 2012