Posted 4 months ago
By Scott Carlson
Great Plains Health and project partners Midlands Family Medicine, Pathology Services PC and U Save Pharmacy will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 3 at 12:30 p.m. for the Great Plains Physician Office Building expansion in North Platte. The ceremony will be held on the building site directly northwest of the current physician office building, located at 611 West Francis Street.
The expansion will nearly triple the size of the current building to a total of 70,600 square feet and extend northwest of the existing physician office building. The new facility will feature medical clinics, an on-site pharmacy, X-ray services, expanded parking and an increased number of exam rooms to accommodate the growing North Platte medical community.
According to Mel McNea, Great Plains Health interim CEO, the project design incorporates best practices for improving patient flow, communication among providers and patients and overall consumer satisfaction. The estimated project cost is $14.5 million.
Erdman Company, a Wisconsin-based, healthcare-specific facility, planning, development and design-build firm, has been selected to lead the construction effort. The ERDMAN team will be selecting sub-contractors from the local region. Scott Anderson, ERDMAN Company site superintendent, has been appointment as the site construction manager for the physician office building project. ERDMAN Company was the general contractor when the building was originally built in 1994.
The scheduled completion date for the project is August 2015, the same timeframe as the hospital’s new patient tower opening.