Kaweah Health plans to build new $500M, 240-bed wing; bond measure likely

Kaweah Well being leaders are shifting forward with programs to switch the Visalia hospital’s getting old Mineral King Wing with a 9-tale, $500 million creating.

The new wing would incorporate 240 rooms with much more than double the room of the current wing, which was built in 1969. The pie-shaped structure was viewed as cutting edge at the time but is cramped by modern-day standards and loathed by clients as a result, CEO Gary Herbst claimed.

The new tower would also incorporate a pharmacy, cafeteria and basement. It defeat out other proposals — such as one particular that would’ve built two, shorter towers — simply because its projected price is about $150 million cheaper than the solutions.

“Aesthetically, I favor (two towers), but it is really really hard to argue with a $150 million discounts … The general public was loud and distinct about preferring a solitary, cheaper tower,” explained David Francis, Kaweah Delta Overall health Care District Board president. The board agreed to move ahead with arranging the new wing, but no design has been approved.

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