Welcome to the transformation of local health care.
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Facts about the project
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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.
- A five story, 116-bed patient tower that will feature 100% 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 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.
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.
||Construction begins on the
information technology addition and same-day surgery waiting area.
||Parking lot works begins and will continue through January 2013.
||65 employees relocate to downtown North Platte (214 E. 5th), making
room for construction. See press release.
||The temporary main entrance opens on the southeast side of the building.
||Demolition of the main entrance atrium begins. Includes lobby, gift shop, patient financial services,
outpatient behavioral services, sleep lab and HR.
||Patient tower steel work begins with a "Sink the Steel" dedication ceremony.
2014 / 2015
||Construction continues in key patient areas.
||Healing Garden construction and landscaping begins.
||Grand opening of the new patient tower.