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Hospital Board selects Bouten Construction Company to build new Lake Chelan Community Hospital (Video)

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Lake Show Host Jillian Foster welcomes LCCHC CEO Kevin Able and LCCHC Board Chair Mary Signorelli to the studio. (By GoLakeChelan.tv)

The selection process for a general contractor for the new Lake Chelan Community Hospital project has been completed. Representatives from the Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics’ (LCCHC) Board of Commissioners announced that they have narrowed the candidates from nine down to one.

The contract went to Bouten Construction Company which operates out of Spokane.

The selection process started with the Hospital Board presenting to a State of Washington Projects Review Board, who gave unanimous approval for the project. Nine general contractors applied for the project, all having experience in healthcare facility construction. 

The timeline for the project’s completion is mid to late 2020, according to LCCHC Board Chair Mary Signorelli.

LCCHC CEO Kevin Able and Signorelli sat down with Lake Show Host Jillian Foster in our GoLakeChelan.tv studio to share more. 

Official Press Release – Provided Nov. 1, 2017

Chelan hospital chooses Spokane general contractor, regional leader in healthcare construction, for new building project

Lake Chelan Community Hospital & Clinics (LCCHC) announces Bouten Construction Company as the general contractor for the new hospital facility at Chelan’s Apple Blossom center near WalMart.

Bouten, based in Spokane, has been a regional leader in healthcare construction for more than 70 years, building some of the largest and most complex facilities from eastern Washington to western Montana, as well as critical access hospitals and clinics. The company has established strong ties with local trade partners and city and state governing authorities across the region.

Bouden’s healthcare track record dates back to its founding in 1944, and 75 percent of its projects involve healthcare, including Spokane’s Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital and Richland’s Kadlec Regional Medical Center. In Chelan, Bouten will work with the CollinsWoerman-led design team to develop creative and sustainable projects solutions for LCCHC.

The company’s experience in Eastern Washington means they are used to building in harsh weather conditions. Seven years ago, they incorporated Lean principles into their processes; these focus on eliminating waste in both time and scope, enabling the company to deliver Chelan’s new hospital building faster and more cost effectively.

Lake Chelan Hospital received nine general contractor proposals for the project after it was unanimously approved to use the General Contractor / Contractor Manager (GC/CM) building method, said Kevin Abel, LCCHC CEO. Those proposals were narrowed down to four excellent options, who were interviewed Sept. 27 in Chelan. After review, the final decision to hire Bouten was made Oct. 16.

 “The point-scale process we used to choose Bouten was very sound and systematic,” said Mary Signorelli, LCCHC Board of Commissioners Chair. “We were determined to get the best general contractor for this project, and we feel confident in Bouten’s ability to work with our architect and local project team to complete the job in a timely manner and stay within our budget boundaries. We look forward to working with them on this project that will carry us into the future.”

(By Jillian Foster)

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