Construction around RAMC
Construction has begun on the Central Utility Plant (CUP) phase of RAMC's building project. (Phase 2).
The utility plant will be the heart of our facility as far as heat, cooling and hot water. Current boilers are from 1975 and cooling units from 1993 to 1996, and the current components have reached their capacity. Life expectancy isn’t much more than 40 years. The plant will hopefully be operating by May 2018.
After completion of the Central Utility Plant the facility will start working on components inside the medical center. The facility has plans to put in a new pharmacy, add a new laboratory and remodel in-patient rooms to private single patient rooms.
We’ll take it wing by wing by wing until we have all four wings upstairs on the second floor and all the areas below on the main floor all renovated. It’s going to be greater comfort and convince, faster turnaround times and better service for our patients.
The full expansion project is expected to be completed in August 2019. Van Meeteren said the updates are to make sure RAMC is providing the best care to its employees and its patients.
Changing roads and adding parking lots - completed
- Behind the hospital, along Ridgeview Drive, RAMC added approximately 200 parking spots.
- One of the new parking lots behind RAMC features a technology upgrade with five charging stations for those with electronic cars.
- Storm sewer and water works were replaced along 19th Street coming up to the buildings.
- Signifcant straightening of the road took place on the corner of 19th Street and the current Ridgeview Drive. The once very sharp corner, which is a main roadway between Hwy H and Hwy K, is now much safer for the community.
Now and Then
Top photo - the road now.
Bottom photo - the road then.