The Genesis-Bethesda Hospital is making progress in their expansion and renovation construction project.
The initial planning of the project began in August of 2010, once the plan was approved the construction began in May of 2013. The project will include major renovations to the existing Bethesda building as well as constructing a new addition and a freestanding cancer center. Chief Operating Officer, Alan R. Burns talked about the renovations.
Construction at the Genesis Bethesda campus continues in preparation for the finished center's opening in May of 2015.
The project cost $160 million in construction with an additional $40 million for new medical equipment and furnishings. When finished, the hospital will have all private patient rooms, a new emergency and trauma department, ICU, heart and vascular center, as well as a new outpatient cancer center.
"The whole idea is the campus is being laid out to meet or...
A special ceremony was held at the Genesis Bethesda Hospital campus Wednesday afternoon.
The "Topping Out" ceremony commemorated a huge milestone for the hospital, the new building has reached its highest point. Three beams, signed by hospital employees and volunteers, were placed in the new addition to the hospital on the south side of the building. An evergreen tree was also part of the ceremony to represent growth.
Starting Monday, construction at the Dresden Point on Maple Avenue will likely cause you more headaches. A portion of Maple Ave. is already down to one lane and Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said drivers should prepare for even more daily delays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the Bethesda Hospital and the Dresden Point construction sites. He is urging drivers to take an alternate route, if possible.
"Or, if they can't avoid it, to have patience," said Capt. Coury...
The skyline of the north end of Zanesville sees changes and some new scenery is appearing.
The third week of August a tower crane with a 140 foot mast and 196 foot jib was brought in to assist in construction taking place on the Genesis Bethesda Campus. The crane can lift up to 22,000 pounds and will be used to lift air handling units, chillers and other materials to the upper floors of the new tower.
"It takes 20 trucks to bring it in. It takes a lot of logistics planning...
Muskingum Recreation Center Executive Director Beth Chapman, said the two pools the recreation center will have, including a 12-foot-deep competition pool and a warmer-water activity pool, were dug out and poured on Wednesday. And starting Thursday, hard hat tours will be open to the public.
"A lot of people have not seen the facility or been on site and we'd love to show people what's happening here on campus because the building takes shape and changes everyday so it's a great...