BCHC to Enter Construction Documents Phase of Building Project
The Buchanan County Health Center Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, June 30th for a board meeting at BCHC. Invision Architecture presented to the Board of Trustees with information and drafts from the design development phase of the BCHC building project. The main item on the agenda was to review the design development phase of the BCHC building project and to approve and enter into the construction documents and bidding phase; the final phases of the design process.
The building project at BCHC would consist of three phases; Expansion of the current Wellness Center to provide additional fitness opportunities along with additional and improved therapy space, a new medical office building off of the south side of the campus to provide additional specialty clinic space, outpatient offerings, offices, and a new hospital front entrance. In addition a remodel of the existing hospital space to create a true ambulatory surgery center offering with new pre and post-operative rooms, two minor procedure rooms, and staff support areas.
“The expansion plans at Buchanan County Health Center are designed to affirm BCHC as the choice for health and wellness needs. These plans are designed to have our facilities and space match the high level of physicians, health care providers, and services we already provide. In many cases, our ability to bring in high quality providers has created space shortages that this project will address,” commented Steve Slessor, CEO of BCHC.
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the design development presentation and voted to proceed with the next phase of the building project, construction documents and bidding. Bids will occur in October with one final Board of Trustees vote to move forward with the project or decline depending upon bid pricing.