The proposition for a new hospital building is on the April 25, 2017 ballot.
What is the proposition?
A 30-year capital bond measure for $20 million to help fund construction of a 77,000 square foot hospital facility.
How much will it cost?
The hospital district is asking voters for $20 million. The remaining $24.5 milllion will be funded by the hospital, grants and the LCCH Foundation.
What is your property tax impact?
If measure passes, an assessed home value of $300,000 would be taxed at an estimated rate of $10 per month. The estimated rate is .38 cents per $1,000 of assessed home value (this includes BOTH principal and interest). SEE CALCULATOR AT RIGHT TO CALCULATE YOUR COST.
How was the plan developed?
The hospital Board of Commissioners and administration worked with outside financial and healthcare consultants to explore facility options. Multiple community meetings were held to gather input in 2016. The current proposal is based on the results of those reports and meetings.
What is wrong with the current hospital building?
- 45-year-old building too small to meet community needs
- Infrastructure, including sewage, electrical and plumbing systems, need replacement
- Inadequate HVAC system and energy inefficiencies
- Aging systems increase cost to maintain
- Landlocked building unable to expand to meet space or modern technology demands
- Small, shared patient rooms do not provide adequate privacy or space for caregivers, family and visitors
- Not enough room for current and future equipment in radiology, laboratory and patient service areas
- Not enough electrical capacity for today’s equipment needs
- Single access via steep, narrow residential road
- Inadequate parking
- Studies show remodeling costs more than building a new building
What is the proposed building like?
The new hospital would have private patient rooms, larger birthing rooms, increased outpatient capacity and a bigger emergency room. It would also have space for rehabilitative therapy, laboratory and radiology, as well as an expanded surgery department and a helicopter pad for emergency transfers. The fully ADA accessible hospital would be designed for cost effectiveness.
The building would be built on hospital-owned property at Chelan Apple Blossom Drive, near Wal-Mart, across from the new Columbia Valley Community Health clinic construction.
How do I learn more?
Reports are available under Facility Reports on top menu. Call 509-726-6006 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a hospital tour or a meeting with CEO Kevin Abel.