What's Going Up? - 12/01/11

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Emergency Entrance construction at Walla Walla General Hospital. November 22, 2011

What: Walla Walla General Hospital has started a huge remodel and expansion project.



Timeline: The project started July 20, with the official ceremony. The whole expansion is estimated to take about 18 months to complete.

Details: Kristi Spurgeon Johnson, director of marketing for the hospital said the expansion will add about 15,535 square feet. The emergency room will be expanded in phases, the front entrance and lobby will be enlarged and registration and waiting areas will be upgraded and centralized. Physician offices will also be upgraded. The gift shop and the cafeteria will also be expanded.


Cost: About $15 million.



Contractor: Opp Seibold. Architectural design work was done by Portland-based Peterson Kolberg Associates.



Walla Walla General Hospital is part of Adventist Health, with nearly 20,000 employees serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, the organization provides care in 17 hospitals, more than 130 physician and rural health clinics, 14 home care agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers.



Contact: Walla Walla General Hospital, 525-0480.

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