Saying goodbye to the former hospital atrium.
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 healthcare 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.
The $100 million transformation will be 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.
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 2012||Construction begins on the
information technology addition and same-day surgery waiting area.
|August 2012||Parking lot works begins and will continue through January 2013.|
|November 2012||65 employees relocate to downtown North Platte (214 E. 5th), making
room for construction. See press release.
|January 2013||The temporary main entrance opens on the southeast side of the building.|
|February 2013||Demolition of the main entrance atrium begins. Includes lobby, gift shop, patient financial services,
outpatient behavioral services, sleep lab and HR.
|June 2013||Patient tower steel work begins with a "Sink the Steel" dedication ceremony.|
|All 2014||Construction continues in key patient areas.|
|June 2015||Healing Garden construction and landscaping begins.|
|June 2015||Grand opening of the new patient tower.|