In December of last year Bay Medical Center broke ground on a 60 million dollar project to upgrade the hospital and its equipment.
A major step was taken Tuesday with the pouring of a 200 cubic yard footer that will be the base for the elevators and stairs for the facility.
The single pour process was scheduled to take between five and six hours to complete and would take approximately twenty truckloads of concrete to fill the form.
Steve Johnson, Bay Medical C-E-O says there are also 114 pilings that were drilled 60 feet into the ground to support the new structure.
"It's a milestone day in terms of the construction project. This is a project we've been working on for over four years now. I guess this is the next big step before the topping out ceremony in July."
The new facility will house 144 new private rooms and a new intensive care unit. The project is slated to be completed by the end of 2010.
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