Parkview passes halfway mark on construction project

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Press release from Parkview Health:

Parkview passes halfway mark on construction project; celebrates topping out ceremony
$536 million regional medical center remains on schedule to open in 2012

(July 15, 2010) – Parkview Health and Weigand/Pepper Construction officials today led a media tour inside the Parkview Regional Medical Center construction site.

Construction work on the site recently passed the halfway mark. Also today, Parkview and community leaders gathered to celebrate a topping out ceremony to commemorate the final steel beam to be placed at the construction site.

Steel work by the numbers:

  • 8,250 tons of steel
  • 9,127 beams and columns
  • 125,750 bolts
  • 415 loads of steel delivered

Construction on the Parkview Regional Medical Center began in September 2008. The $536 million project is on schedule to be completed in December 2011. The facility will open to patients and families in April 2012.

Parkview Regional Medical Center by the numbers:

  • Six acres of roof area
  • 900,000 square feet
  • 54,000 cubic yards of concrete
  • 2,050 plumbing fixtures
  • 10 miles of concrete curb
  • 19 miles of interior walls
  • 32 miles of ventilation ductwork
  • 400 miles of fiber optic cable
  • 1,200 miles of copper wire
  • 1.1 million square feet of parking and roads
  • 3,550 parking spaces

Parkview Regional Medical Center highlights:

  • 400+ beds with all private rooms
  • Specialty centers for heart, neurosciences, orthopaedics, cancer, women’s & children’s services, and outpatient services
  • Verified level II adult and pediatric trauma center
  • Samaritan helipad
  • Full-service 24/7 ER with board-certified emergency physicians
  • Physicians’ office buildings
  • Conference and education space

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