WASHINGTON COUNTY - Four months after the Washington County Health System broke ground on its new hospital, work is well under way and going as planned, officials said last week.
Workers have cleared the land to make room for the 511,000-square-foot facility on Robinwood Drive and have begun digging the foundation, health system spokeswoman Nicole Jovel said Wednesday.
Crews have finished almost three-quarters of the digging to get the building's footprint to grade, Jovel said.
The dirt that is removed will be kept and used in other areas on the site.
Workers recently began installing the first of more than 150 caissons that will support the hospital's three towers, Jovel said.
Work on the foundations and supports will continue through the fall, Jovel said.
"In November, the site itself will start to go up and the building will really start to take shape," Jovel said.
The health system held a ceremonial groundbreaking in February for the new facility, which will be adjacent to Robinwood Medical Center.