Hospital construction still on track for 2021 opening

 

November 28, 2019

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center is staying on schedule and on budget, according to Administrator Leatha Merculieff.

Construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center remains on schedule and on budget, according to SEARHC Vice President and Hospital Administrator Leatha Merculieff.

The future hospital will be about 44,500 square feet, attached to the AICS Clinic off of Wood Street, and cost about $30 million. Construction began in the spring of this year.

Merculieff said that there have been some minor delays with getting trusses shipped to Wrangell, but now all major structural materials are on the island. They are on target to be open for business in early 2021, she said.

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