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Providence Medical Center - Phase I

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Providence Medical Center - Phase I

Darland Construction completed a major expansion at Providence Medical Center (PMC) in Wayne, Nebraska. The first phase of the project included construction of a 25,000-square-foot physical therapy and wellness center addition, a complete remodel of the front entry and a 3,500-square-foot addition expanding the outpatient oncology center.

After initial construction began, the hospital decided to move forward with a lobby remodel not included in the original project. "We worked closely with the architects to streamline the design and remodel so the entire project could be completed within the original construction window," said Darland Project Manager, Bill Vandenberg. "Through a real team effort, we met the client's expanded objectives and the original target completion date." The hospital remained open and active throughout construction, calling for meticulous planning as crews worked alongside public parking and pedestrian areas. "Safety was our top priority," Vandenberg said.

As a USDA-funded project, Darland worked with PMC to ensure compliance with federal regulations and reporting.  The project management team provided certified payroll documents from subcontractors weekly, hosted monthly meetings and job site tours with USDA personnel and provided updates to confirm project scope and progress targets were met. “Darland was extremely instrumental in helping us meet the USDA requirements,” said former PMC CEO Michael Hammond. “Without Darland’s exceptional attention to detail, it would have been very difficult for us to comply with the requirements of the USDA funding." 

As PMC's new CEO, Thomas Lee, joined the hospital in the midst of the major expansion project.  “Transitioning CEOs during a project like this could have been a problem, but Darland made it seamless. They are excellent communicators. Darland’s construction management team kept the project moving smoothly—the subs were well managed, they helped my team stay on track, and kept me well informed."