Construction Continues to Progress
January 31st, 2018
The forecast for warmer temperatures in central Illinois is a welcome reprieve for many, especially the construction crews at Pana Community Hospital. The frigid temperatures have not stopped the construction process but below zero conditions did make things more difficult. Despite the freezing weather, the basement walls were poured and the plumbing rough-ins for the basement were completed. Electrical rough-ins for the basement are now being put in place. Rock will be placed on the basement floor the week of January 22nd in preparation of the concrete floor to be poured. The delta beam system, which are the horizontal beams, have arrived and the rest of the steel beams should start arriving by the end of January. The steel structural beams will start going up the beginning of February and take approximately 5 weeks to complete.
The construction currently taking place includes Phase I of the hospital’s $20.1 million dollar building project. This addition to the rear of the hospital will create additional space for a new surgical suite, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, cardiopulmonary, materials management and dietary departments. Projections for completion of Phase I are August of 2018.