All going well with plans for hospital to open during 2015

Pioneers Medical Center’s west lobby wall.

Pioneers Medical Center’s west lobby wall.
Pioneers Medical Center’s west lobby wall.
MEEKER I Construction of the new Pioneers Medical Center is on track with a target opening date of June 2015.
“We are thrilled with the progress made this spring,” said Ken Harman, Pioneers Medical Center CEO.

“At the end of last week, we were 90 percent done with underground plumbing and 85 percent done with underground electrical.
The foundation crawl space walls are 90 percent complete and the steel was delivered this week. It takes a week to prepare once the steel arrives on site. It is expected that the steel installation will begin the week of June 9. This phase of the project takes several weeks, but as the steel goes up, the facility will really begin to take shape.”
“The project is a great team effort,” Harman said. “Haselden Construction is managing the project very well. The PMC board is pleased with the integration of local workers, subcontractors and vendors involved on the project.”

Walbridge Wing at Pioneers Medical Center.
Walbridge Wing at Pioneers Medical Center.
Ducey’s Electric, Meeker Sand & Gravel, TDA Dirtwork, Badger Backhoe and United Gravel are working as subcontractors on the project, and approximately half a dozen individuals have been hired to work on-site for Haselden during the project.
In addition, Phase 1 of the water, sewer and utility installation, starting at the intersection of Airport Road and Highway 13, and continuing to the Curtis Creek Industrial Park is under way. That project will continue into July.
This will supply town water and sewer to the new Pioneers Medical Center and the Curtis Creek Industrial Park. The utility project is a collaboratively funded project between the Town of Meeker, Meeker Sanitation District, Meeker Fire & Rescue, Meeker Cemetery District, Rio Blanco County, Pioneers Medical Center and a grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.
Last, work on the road to the new Pioneers Medical Center is under way. Pioneers Medical Center Drive will connect to Highway 13, directly across from the entrance to the Curtis Creek Industrial Park.
Acceleration and deceleration lanes will be added to facilitate traffic and emergency vehicles turning onto Pioneers Medical Center Drive. The road improvements will be integrated into the project during various phases and is scheduled for completion in early 2015.
For more information about the Pioneers Medical Center Construction project, please call Ken Harman, 970-878-9260.