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By Karla Pomeroy

Hospital construction under way

Patients encouraged to use main east entrance


Karla Pomeroy

Peering through the construction fence around the southern portion of Washakie Medical Center, residents can see construction work beginning on the new additions to the hospital. Tuesday BHI employees were working to move an electrical transformer to make room for the new construction.

WORLAND - The security construction fence went up last week and the gates were shut Monday afternoon signaling the official start of the construction project at Washakie Medical Center that will result in a new patient wing and operating room.

WMC Facilities Operation Manager Mark Schlattmann said with the gates closed it changes access to the south side of the hospital campus.

"The site work will start next week with digging the foundations for the additions that will be added to the current facility on the south and east sides," Schlattmann said.

He said with the construction, the drivew...

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