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St. Lukes McCall makes progress, secures additional funding

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Over a year ago, St. Lukes McCall announced much-needed upgrades. Now, officials say ‘significant progress’ has been made on the interior of the new hospital. 

The main parts of interior upgrades include installing the HVAC systems, plumbing, electric, fire, sprinkler system, and framing the drywall.

The St. Luke’s blog update notes that crews are fireproofing the second floor and the mezzanine and contractors working on the first floor are connecting the mechanical systems.

“It is rewarding to see the progress being made on the interior of the new hospital,” St. Luke’s McCall Chief Operating and Nursing Officer Amber Green said.

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

The project is expected to be completed by December 2022. Hospital officials expect to start seeing patients shortly after they have moved all supplies over by April 2023.

“There have definitely been challenges this year with the current supply chain issues and being able to procure necessary equipment and materials,” Green said. “I’m happy to share that as of right now we are operating on schedule.”

Inside the new hospital. Photo courtesy of Laura Crawford.

The 70,000 square foot hospital will house all the hospital’s clinical departments inducing the emergency department, inpatient rehab, and cardiopulmonary.

When all the departments have been moved, the current hospital will be partially demolished and converted to include food and nutrition services and administration.

Earlier this year, the hospital still needed funding to complete part of the project. Now, the St. Lukes McCall Foundation and donors announced they will fund the completion of several spaces that total almost $400,000. The spaces include two emergency bays and two inpatient rooms.

“Knowing the project will be complete is a great relief for our team. We’re so grateful to the foundation and the generosity of the donors for their continued support of the project,” Green said.

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

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