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Woodruff Construction Awarded Construction Bid

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At a special March 12 meeting, the Greene County Medical Center board of trustees voted to award the expansion and renovation construction bid to Woodruff Construction out of Fort Dodge.

Woodruff had the low bid at $18,260,000.  The owner's representative, Caleb Stockton of Stockton Facility Management Services, and HGA architect Hal Henderson noted that bids came in slightly higher than expected, but after slight alterations the project will be done within budget.

Henderson noted that HGA has worked with Woodruff Construction on other projects and they look forward to working with them on this project as well.  Jason Rechkemmer, Woodruff Construction's Central Region President, will be the project manager.

The total cost of the project is $22.5 million.  The Woodruff Construction bid is for the construction components only.  Professional fees, interior fixtures, furniture and equipment (FF&E) and other non-construction costs make up the difference.

After the bid was awarded, CEO Carl Behne noted "We've been working up to this point for the last two years, and now we can move forward with the next two years."  The estimated completion of the entire expansion and renovation project is late spring 2016.

A construction start date has not been set, but could still begin in March or early April.  A groundbreaking ceremony has been set for Thursday, April 3, at 3 p.m. on the south side of the medical center.