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.


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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