East Kootenay Regional Hospital ICU Project Update

A new intensive care unit (ICU) for patients across the region is now rising above the excavated area at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook.

The approximate total project cost of the redevelopment project at EKRH is $20 million. Funding is provided by the Province, Kootenay East Regional Hospital District and East
Kootenay Foundation for Health, which is contributing towards the clinical equipment.

To view the latest project update from Interior Health, click here.

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New Renovated Space for the Pediatric Unit Planned for EKRH

CRANBROOK – A significant commitment from the East Kootenay Foundation for Health for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital ICU/Electrical Redevelopment Project, along with cooperative efforts between Ministry of Health, Kootenay East Regional Hospital District and Interior Health are paving the way for a new renovated space for the existing pediatric unit at EKRH.

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ICU Project Update – Excavation Work Complete

Interior Health is pleased to inform the community that work on the East Kootenay Regional Hospital intensive care unit redevelopment and electrical upgrade is going well.

The majority of excavation for the hospital addition is now complete. Work on the foundations and the actual building structure has begun.

This work will continue through the summer.

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Kettle Re-Elected Hospital District Chair

John_KettleFor the seventh year, the Kootenay East Regional Hospital District Board has re-elected John Kettle as Chair.

“I am grateful for the continued support of this Board and look forward to continuing to build on our positive relationship with Interior Health in the coming year,” says Kettle. “Last year at this time, we were advocating for a new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. Today that project is a reality and I look forward to seeing construction get underway in the coming months.”

The KERHD has committed $8 million to the ICU project, which represents 40% of the project cost.  Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher has been re-elected as Acting Chair for a third term. “I’ve learned a lot over the past two years and would like to thank the board once again for its support and confidence in my abilities,” says McKerracher.
The Kootenay East Regional Hospital District provides up to 40 percent capital funding for acute care facilities in the region for equipment and facility construction and renovation.
The Hospital District extends beyond the boundaries of the RDEK to include the Towns of Golden and Creston, and the portions of the Regional Districts of Central Kootenay and Columbia Shuswap surrounding those municipalities.

For More Information Contact: John Kettle
Board Chair, Kootenay East Regional Hospital District

(250) 428-6096

 

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ICU Project – Construction Contract Awarded

CRANBROOK – Interior Health is pleased to announce it has awarded the construction contract for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital ICU and electrical upgrade project to Lark Projects Ltd.

Lark Projects Ltd. is part of the Surrey-based Lark Group. The Lark Group has more than 40 years of experience with industrial, commercial, hospitality and health care projects, including the Royal Jubilee Hospital Patient Care Centre in Victoria.

The new ICU will replace the current four-bed unit at the hospital and feature two additional high-acuity beds, which will help relieve pressure on the intensive care unit. The more detailed integrated design process for the ICU is now complete and includes a 787 square-metre addition on the northeast side of the existing hospital.

The project also includes a significant electrical upgrade at the facility. The new electrical system will provide power to the entire hospital and optimize system performance. The electrical infrastructure will be located in the basement of the new addition.

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ICU Project Moving to Next Phase: Electrical Design

Preliminary Design Drawings

KERHD Chair John Kettle goes over the preliminary ICU design drawings with Interior Health’s Acute Health Service Administrator Erica Phillips and Director, Business Support Todd Mastel

CRANBROOK – Interior Health has completed the initial design phase for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s new intensive care unit and upgraded electrical system, and was pleased to share preliminary design drawings with the Kootenay East Regional Hospital District during a meeting today.

The new ICU will replace the current four-bed unit at the hospital and feature two additional high-acuity beds, which will help relieve pressure on the intensive care unit. Work now turns to a more detailed integrated design process for the ICU that will include a 787 square-metre addition on the south side of the existing hospital.

The estimated total project cost is $20 million. The Province is funding approximately $12 million and the Kootenay East Regional Hospital District is contributing $8 million.

The project also includes a significant electrical upgrade at the facility. The new electrical system will provide power to the entire hospital and optimize system performance. The electrical infrastructure will be located in the basement of the new addition.

Following the design process, Interior Health will issue a tender for a general contractor early in the New Year.  Actual construction is expected to start in the spring of next year, with construction completion anticipated in mid-2016.

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