January 24, 2012

New Hospital Project Receives Construction Award

(Arkansas City, KS) - Hutton Construction of Wichita received an award of honor from the Associated General Contractors of Kansas, Inc. (AGC) for overseeing the construction of South Central Kansas Medical Center's new hospital. The award was presented January 20th at the state contractors convention held in Wichita.

"We are pleased and excited that South Central Kansas Medical Center's new replacement facility was recognized in this manner. It has been our belief that the structure is outstanding and is a huge tribute to the community, who made it possible," said Steve Perkins, SCKMC's CEO.

Hutton Construction broke ground for the new 38-bed hospital on November 5, 2009. And through working together with architectural firm Perkins and Will, along with hospital officials, local physicians, and representatives from the City of Arkansas City, the facility was able to begin providing patient care on March 17, 2012.

The 62,300 square feet, $16.5 million project was described by Hutton representatives as, "a perfect representation of the benefits of design build principles applied to a healthcare project. The resulting balance of form and function created a visually pleasing design that met the established goals of optimum relationships between departments, flexibility, future expansion, and adaptability of future medical needs."

This was the 24th year for the AGC State Building Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in construction for general and specialty contractors across the State. According to the AGC website, criteria for judging include significant construction features, innovative construction techniques, and outstanding examples of workmanship

(Pictured): South Central Kansas Medical Center