Family Care Center Update

Giant yellow excavators have been steadily carving up the earth since the shovels first hit the ground back in July 2018.  The new addition to the KCH campus—the Family Care Center—already has a parking area the size of three football fields.  Its access road has been topped with new asphalt, and the massive retention ponds have all been completed.  So far, over 21,000 cubic yards of soil have been moved, and that’s not the half of it.  The Center’s enormous footprint is being sculpted by expert craftsmen.  After the forms are set in place, they’ll be filled with thousands of yards of concrete and reinforced steel.   All of these crucial structural steps are being overseen by a small army of workers who take great pride in each phase of the project.  While the building is currently in the earth moving stage, Paul Schultz, the primary architect for the Family Care Center, said that the overall design will emphasize sunshine. “The Family building is designed to bring in as much natural light as possible.  Waiting areas and patient rooms have large windows which will allow patients and visitors to receive as much natural sunlight as possible, and they’ll also provide calming views of the outside.”  In fact, Schultz reports that the new facility will have 625 windows.

“The project is proceeding on schedule,” says Ron Stull, the Director of Facilities and Construction, who expects that construction will be completed by the end of 2019.  None of this would be possible without donors like you.

Lori Wilkes