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Concept plan for a new hospital facility. A key feature of the design includes public traffic patterns and back-of-house traffic patterns. This allows staff to move patients to various departments without exposure to the public.

Hospital board wants to explore new facility

Estimate to remodel, expand is $2.37 million more than new facility

    Hospital board members favor exploring options on building a new facility versus remodeling and expanding the existing facility.     
    During their April board meeting last Thursday, members of the Chase County Community Hospital board voted unanimously to go to the next phase towards building a new facility.
    Their decision was merely to explore the next phase of a new facility, not a vote to proceed with a new hospital.
    The board heard the final report from the ERDMAN Company of Westminster, Colo., on a $54,000 study to develop a strategic campus master plan.
    The final report completed a study that began in December 2016. The company completed a discovery process with staff and community members, a comprehensive market analysis of health care and a space analysis to develop their final report.
    The board learned a remodel and expansion project was estimated to cost $2.37 million more than a new facility. The cost for a new facility was estimated at $22 million.

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