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Inpatient room replacement project approved

The CCH Board of Trustees gave the go-ahead for the inpatient room redesign project by a 4-2 vote on June 28, 2018. The project will construct 33 new patient rooms in the space above the Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) Main Lobby for the Maternal Child, Medical/Surgical, and Intensive Care Units in Gillette, Wyoming.

Construction will begin on two “mock-up” rooms on July 9. One Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Postpartum (LDRP) room and one Postpartum room will be constructed in their finished locations on the second-floor shell, scheduled to be completed by August 31. Staff will be able to test the rooms thoroughly for equipment placement, design, and patient and staff flow so any changes can be made prior to the construction of the other rooms. The Maternal Child area is scheduled to begin in August and be completed in May 2019. The entire project is scheduled for completion in February 2020.

The project was recently downsized from the initial design of 42 beds. Data collected from July 2016-July 2017 showed only seven days when the census exceeded 33 beds, so patients could be accommodated in the 33 new rooms 99% of the time without being diverted to other healthcare facilities. Seven remaining rooms in what is now Two South would still be available for overflow if needed.

According to CCH Facilities Vice President Steve Crichton, 72% of the construction bids are from local contractors who are eager to begin work on the project.

The Board’s motion to approve the project consisted of a cost of $21,672,868, with a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GNP) to Scull Construction of $15,586,656. The total project cost is $23,921,758, which includes $2,248,890 approved in 2017. The motion was approved by a 4-2 vote, with Ronda Boller and Adrian Gerrits voting no.

Learn more about the inpatient room redesign project at www.cchwyo.org/ptrooms.