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Cost of major upgrade to St. Luke’s McCall sees big increase

St. Luke’s approved an additional $20 million towards its McCall expansion project. 

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

Originally the entire project was estimated to cost $42 million. Now the project team says it will cost roughly $62 million. 

“…The bids to complete the interior work of the new expansion, remodeling of the 1990s section and demolition of the 1950s section of the current hospital came back significantly higher than expected. Nearly $18 million higher,” St. Luke’s McCall Chief Operating Officer/ Nursing Officer Amber Green said.

Over $5 million has been raised through St. Luke’s McCall Foundations Right Care, Right Here, a campaign created by St. Lukes McCall for the expansion.

According to a news release, there were two main circumstances why the cost was significantly higher. The first being construction market dynamics and the second is the lack of affordable temporary housing. Both of these factors directly affect getting and keeping workers in McCall. 

St Luke’s has updated the projects timeline. The project team estimates completion by the summer of 2023.

The new timeline:

August ‘20- March ‘21: Redesign process

March- May ‘21: Permit set review

May ‘21-July ‘22: Tenant improvement construction

August ‘22: Expansion occupancy

August ‘22- June ‘23: Renovations and remaining site work

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

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