Wednesday, May 14, 2008

PMC West / Kaiser Hospital Schedule Slips

PPH is "hoping" to save $50 million by changing General Contractors for the new PMC West / Kaiser Hospital in the ERTC. Wow! Good luck with that!
PPH to change contractors on hospital construction project

To the side is a comparison of construction schedules for the new PMC West / Kaiser Hospital provided by PPH in 2004, 2006, and 2008. It appears that the schedule for the new hospital in the ERTC slips a week every two weeks. According to the original schedule in 2004, the scaled-down hospital project is about 2 years behind schedule.

Last December, PPH CEO, Michaal Covert, addressed the Downtown Business Association Board in Escondido. "Covert said plans have always called for work on Palomar's patient wings and other buildings to be started only after the new hospital opens in late 2011 or early 2012."
PPH official seeks to reassure downtown business leaders

The "early 2012" move-in date was reported in an article last October: "The new hospital is expected to relieve some of the pressure on Palomar, but that is not scheduled to happen until early 2012."
Rapid medical evaluation

Interestingly, PPH did not mention the schedule slips as one of the reasons for changing the general contract in the middle of the hospital construction project.


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