Welcome to the transformation of local health care.
Saying goodbye to the former hospital atrium.
Sign the Steel Tower Dedication
Great Plains Regional Medical Center embarked on a mission to transform local health care in the summer of 2012 with a vision to become a regional health care destination that exceeds expectations for patient care, quality, efficiency and technology.
The patient tower project is about providing every health care consumer in the region with an unmatched patient experience at the highest level of care possible. It’s about a community pulling together to ensure that our local hospital stands ready to meet the healthcare needs of west central Nebraska over the next few decades.
A five story, 116-bed patient tower that will feature 100 percent private rooms.
Larger patient areas including women and children’s, ICU, the medical/surgical unit, cardiac and pulmonary rehab and the sleep lab.
Expanded support service areas including information technology and the central utility plant.
Larger public spaces including the chapel, cafeteria, lobby, outdoor areas, gift shop, parking and a conference center.
New equipment and technology.
The $100 million transformation was funded through the issuance of revenue bonds, hospital savings and a great deal of support from Great Plains Health Care Foundation, physicians, employees and the community.
The Great Plains Gardens are being funded through generous gifts to the Great Plains Health Care Foundation from employees, physicians and our wonderfully supportive community.
Preliminary project timeline
Careful attention has been paid to ensuring that all services continue during construction and that the new hospital entrance is clearly marked and accessible.
July . Construction began on the new information technology addition and same day surgery waiting area.
August. Parking lot work began.
Nov. Sixty-five employees temporarily relocated to downtown North Platte (215 E. 5th), making room for construction. See press release.
Jan. The temporary main entrance opened on the south side of the building.
Feb. Demolition of the main entrance atrium began.
March Central utility plant construction began.
June Patient tower steel work began with a "Sign the Steel" dedication ceremony.
Dec Utility infrastructure began.
All year Construction continues inside the patient tower.
Feb. We have walls! Sheet rock and framing begins in the patient tower.
March We have windows! Window placement begins.
Oct. Great Plains Gardens infrastructure begins.
July Tower project completed. Grand opening celebration.