WILLISTON, N.D. - Construction is underway for the nursing station at the new McKenzie County Healthcare system.
"Ground was broken in August of 2016 so it's amazing to be standing here today. Having come from earth moving to a facility that's amazing like the one we're in," says Lynn Welker Fevold, PR Fundraising Consultant.
The 76.4 million dollar complex has 125,000 square feet. The new space will feature larger rooms with private bathrooms.
"It will be state of the art with all modern equipment. It will have monitoring systems, security systems which are very important to us these days and up to date equipment," says Cheryl Faulkner Nursing Director.
The nursing department just received a $150,000 donation. The hospital will also have its own helipad, which will itself will cater to outpatients in a timely matter.
"This will save at least a half an hour to an hour of critical time so we can get the patient to definitive care," says Faulkner.
The project has been long overdue.
"Very thankful for all of those individuals that stepped forth and companies, McKenzie County or course has been a great supporter or our local healthcare project," says Fevold.
The Completion date for the hospital will be late Spring of 2018.