Glacial Ridge Hospital expansion is on scheduleGlacial Ridge Health System’s $10 million expansion and renovation project is complete – right on schedule and under budget.
Editor’s note: The following information is from a longer story that was printed in the Pope County Tribune and written by Amy Chaffins.
Glacial Ridge Health System’s $10 million expansion and renovation project is complete – right on schedule and under budget.
GRHS CEO Kirk Stensrud said, “This project went about as smooth as it could.”
He said he attributes the project’s success to a cooperative attitude among the project’s contractors, architects and construction management team.
Stensrud said, “As an organization, I am the most proud of our staff and their ability to work with the numerous contractors that were on-site. I think their cooperative attitude helped the project stay on schedule.
“As related to the construction, I think I am most proud of the planning that went into the project. Now that it is completed everything seems to flow pretty much as expected,” he said.
The GRHS facility has been expanded by 19,000 square feet. Plus, another 11,000 square feet of the facility was remodeled.
The project’s total cost was about $10.7 million – about $100,000 less than the originally projected $10.8 million. Revenue bonds, hospital reserves and a community fundraising campaign will be used to pay the project’s bills.
Glacial Ridge Health System will open its doors to the community in mid-April during an open house celebration. A date has not been set.