Wyoming County Board of Supervisors Approves Bids for Construction at WCCHS
Wyoming County Board of Supervisors today unanimously awarded contracts for the construction of the front entrance, lobby, and Emergency Room addition as well as renovations in the ambulatory surgery area at Wyoming County Community Health System, located at 400 North Main Street, Warsaw.
The contracts include general construction, mechanical work, electric, and plumbing for the 12,000 square foot addition on the front of the existing facility, as well as renovations of a number of areas within the hospital.
This is the final phase of the construction project first approved in 2009, which also includes major renovations to the nursing facility, installation of new roofs, as well as site work to make the hospital more accessible.
The total project was funded by $9,000,000 of Healthcare Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers (HEAL NY) Capital Grants, approximately $5,000,000 raised by the Wyoming Community Hospital Foundation Capital Project Campaign as well as borrowings. A major emphasis of the project was to reengineer and redesign the front entrance of the facility, which currently is not convenient for handicap individuals as well as build a modern emergency department capable of meeting the future needs of the community. The new entrance will lead into the new Emergency Department at the same grade as the top parking lot as well as provide easy access through the new lobby to patient registration and other areas of the hospital.
“We are thrilled to be moving forward with the most visible portion of this Capital Construction Project. After finishing the majority of the site work and roofing, we’re ready to begin construction on the front of our hospital. The changes will make a huge difference not only to the appearance of the facility, but patients and their loved ones will have much easier access to one of our highest volume services – the Emergency Department,” says Don Eichenauer, CEO of WCCHS.
Keirsten Shaffer, Publicist