Levernier Construction Inc., of Spokane, says it has landed a $10.4 million contract to remodel and expand Cascade Medical Center, in Leavenworth, Wash.
Joe Levernier, president of Levernier Construction, says the work will be done in two phases. The first phase will include erecting a 22,000-square-foot, three-level addition, and the second phase will involve modernizing the current 35,000-square-foot facility.
Work on the first phase is starting this week, and the second phase is expected to be completed in the summer of 2011, he says.
"We hope we can get the addition off the ground before the weather affects the work," he says.
Leavenworth, a mountainside community on the east slope of the Cascade Range, is subject to heavy snow accumulations.
"The first (of) winter is the hurdle," Levernier says. "After that, we'll be working inside the building."
NAC/Architecture Inc., of Spokane, designed the project.
Michael O'Malley, a principal at NAC, says the hospital addition will hold an acute-care wing that will have eight patient rooms on the ground floor. A physicians clinic will be on the upper floor, and building services and indoor ambulance parking will be housed in the basement, he says.
The remodeled structure will house a radiology lab and physical therapy facilities, O'Malley says.
The emergency department will span connected portions of the ground floor of the addition and the older structure, he says.
The work was designed so the hospital addition will blend in with the city's Bavarian theme, which incorporates pitched roofs, exposed timber beams, and stucco-like exterior treatments, O'Malley says.
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