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No not lost, just taking the long way around.
The traffic around the new hospital is going to increase from this point on as the transition approaches, I suspect the southern entrance is going to be particularly busy.
The corner at Victory and Yampa has been a problem for decades, the reason the trucks do not avoid the turn is because there is no leg of the bypass that accommodates eastbound 40 to northbound 13 travel. They won't go all the way around unless the city prohibits right turns for trucks at that corner....and then enforces it. I am guessing they don't do either because of the incomplete bypass leaving the truckers, who have a schedule, to turn at the corner and make everyone back up...which can be very sketchy if the street is fully loaded with traffic.
The solution is to complete the bypass.
No doubt Dave, today's medical technology is simply amazing.
I'd love to see it in action.
Thanks for the kind words nimrod.
"Just to fix those items I would guess that it would be hundreds of thousands of dollars."
That's being light AltitudeAdjustment, way light, by at least a few million. This is the very reason that they did not go with a remodel, it would have been a waste putting millions into old infrastructure. The plan that was originally thought up was actually a nice building, just in the wrong place and with the wrong idea on how to build it. Location was a big issue, the neighborhood just did not want it there anymore, if it was expanding they wanted it to do that elsewhere. The new one is in a perfect location and is going to be a very nice facility that is functional and convenient to the patients. The layout is very effective in the flow of emergencies and outpatients coming in and out. I have already been up a couple times and I am quite impressed. After nearly 20 years of looking at plans and hearing that we were going to build...it is exciting to actually see it happening.
I also agree there will be some affect on the downtown area but not anything devastating. Put something else in there and it can make up for it pretty easy. If all efforts fail, raze it and build some houses to fill up the block.
I know easy target, I work in one.
Thanks for the reply.
"get back to work david"
Unlike most days, today I am not working at 22:53. Give it a minute though........
"Not good enough for a hospital but good enough to train hospital employees. yea right!"
No, not good enought to do modern healthcare, too small for 160 employees plus patients, family, friends, reps, visitors, etc., ever been in a pt. room? Ever had to navigate the narrow halls pushing a 300# person on a 150# cart? Come look in each department and see how we have crammed all the equipment and supplies to do our jobs...then there is us, where do we stand? It's terrible and unless you have worked it, you have no clue.
Yes, more than adequate to train nurses and other allied healthcare personell who's numbers would be much smaller than what the building contains on a day to day basis right now. A couple dozen nurse trainees and support staff could easily use this building and have all the training aides right at their disposal. What do they have now...mock ups, classrooms? Hands on training is always the best way to learn as is being in the proper setting, this building would be perfect for them.
Remove the old part and you still have alot of good facility left...just not enough to effectivly run a MODERN hospital, keyword being modern here. This hospital is in no way modern, it has done it's duty and it's time to retire it and move on....which we are in full gear preparing for.
Are you interested in a tour oldsage, I can show you why, or do you have a better idea? Let's hear it but please, stick to reality. You know where to find me, everyone here knows me, just walk in the door and ask.
I'm just happy to see more than the VNA interested in it, something good will eventually become of this place.
Even though it is old and run down, this building can be used with a little work. In my opinion, the college should use it as a training facility for the nursing program, what better place to learn nursing than in an actual setting. They could practice emergency medicine, OB, Surgery, and have room for classrooms and more. Just an idea.
I enjoy your comments boxer21, sorry we're not on the same page with this one.
Maybe my negativity is more about the involvement(or lack thereof) of some of the teachers that I had growing up in this system...it's like they just gave up, which in the end run affected the quality. I know I had ADHD when I was a kid, nobody knew what it was or how to handle it other than leashing you like a dog, and because you were "hyper" you got a "special seat" away from everyone else in the class. Quality? Teachers lack of training? Or was that MY fault? We had no Ritalin in those days, is that an excuse to just give up on educating a child?
It was only after leaving public school that I persevered on my own and became fluent in the subjects that I struggled so hard with in school, and much more....I love history now, hated it in school.
I don't hold any ill feelings towards today's MC school system as all of those "teachers" have either gone away or died and it's a completely different era. My daughter is in the school system and they are doing a great job with her so far, 0 complaints regarding her education...her teachers are what I wish I had when I was her age.
Did have a few good teachers though, saw one of them today for that matter and it brought back wonderful, funny memories...they weren't all bad, but the bad ones sure made life miserable and skewed my outlook on the system. That was then, another life, another time.
I'll stop now with the education stuff, my hole is deep enough and I've broken my shovel. I never meant for it to go so far off topic and for that, I apologize.
This post was about thanking The Ciani's for some kind words and wishing them a speedy recovery.
Sorry if I offended or bored anyone.
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