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McCall’s hospital gets big upgrades with $40-million project

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Future in Focus: McCall

St Luke’s McCall is undergoing a major expansion with half of the hospital not seeing major improvement in 60 years.

COVID-19 slowed down construction for a bit, but St. Luke’s Chief Nursing Officer,  Amber Green says they are still on track with the timeline. 

The St Luke’s website says that the project is in phase two. Where construction of a new two-story building takes place and the remodel of the 1990s portion of the hospital begins. 

Some of the biggest improvements include; an extended emergency department, modern delivery rooms, and an expanded surgical department with a new operating room. 

St. Luke’s estimates the cost of the expansion at $40 million. But the project has gone over budget. 

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“So far it’s looking pretty close to the original plan,” Green said. “We certainly deep-dived and looked at some opportunities that we had. It looks like we may be shelling some spaces out. Meaning that instead of finishing out all the spaces, some of those spaces will be left unfinished for future build-outs. But the floor plan as far as the footprint has remained the same.  There will be a few changes to come around that budget a little bit but it’s looking really good.”

The exterior of the building has made progress this summer and St. Lukes is on track to move in and open by August 2022. 

“The look of the building has changed significantly this summer, because of the siding that’s gone up and, of course, windows and doors being installed,” Green said. “So it’s really, sparked enthusiasm for our staff and, and positions and board members and hopefully as well as our patients to have such a fantastic building here in McCall.”

Autum Robertson
Autum is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Ketchum, McCall and general news. Contact her at autum@boisedev.com.

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