Hospital to review contractor bids

Work on infrastructure of new The Memorial Hospital could begin in a month

A month from today, Craig and Moffat County residents could see infrastructure work beginning at the site of a proposed new The Memorial Hospital.

"We've got good news, and we're really excited about getting started on our building project," said Corrie Scott, a hospital board member and chairman of the hospital's building committee.

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She updated board members on the status of the building project during her committee report during Wednesday night's board meeting.

"We're moving places in a hurry. It's obviously just a great thing for our community, and we're getting to the point where we can start."

The first phase of the new hospital project entails the construction of infrastructure -- including sewers, roads, sidewalks, curbs and gutters -- and should begin around July 1 and conclude Nov. 1.

The 15-acre hospital site is located west of Shadow Mountain Village. It rests on the same 100-acre parcel where Colorado Northwestern Community College is seeking to build a new Craig campus.

Hospital officials began advertising for contractor bids weeks ago.

The deadline for submitted bids is 2 p.m. June 21. Hospital policy mandates at least three bids be reviewed.

TMH Chief Executive Officer George Rohrich said a rough estimate for the Phase One work is up to, or more than, $2 million.

TMH board members will open the bids during a 5 p.m. meeting on the 21st. The board will then turn the bids over to its project manager, Diversified Consultant Solutions, a Denver firm, to review and make a recommendation.

Rohrich said he believed the TMH board would award the bid within a week of DCS' recommendation.

In addition to the new hospital and a potential CNCC campus, the 100-acre site also has land set aside for potential college residence halls and a city recreation center.

The board:

  • Scheduled a work session for 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 27 to discuss changes to the board of trustee by-laws.
  • Approved, 7-0, medical staff privileges for doctors Michael Sisk and Henry Fabian.
  • Approved, 6-1, medical staff privileges for doctor Joel Miller. Board member Corrie Scott voted against.
  • Approved, 7-0, medical staff provisional privileges for doctors Christopher Pizzo and John Gilbert.
  • Appointed Don Myers to serve as board liaison to the medical staff and Missy Bonaker as the alternate.
  • Approved, 7-0, accepting the capital defined policy.
  • Approved, 7-0, authorizing chief financial officer Barry Bergman to sign and submit the 2006 Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report.

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