Kingfisher Regional Hospital Site Chosen
The board of trustees of Kingfisher Regional Hospital met for a special session Wednesday, November 1st to discuss the proposed site for Kingfisher's new hospital. The board voted to exercise its options on the Krittenbrink and Lann properties.
Pat Cheap, President of the Board, stated, "We're excited to move forward with the project and build Kingfisher a state of the art facility that our community would be proud of."
Last May, Kingfisher citizens passed an extension of the current sales tax dedicated to the hospital with a 79.5% approval. The new building will be a 54,000 square foot, 25 bed Critical Access hospital to replace the existing 33,000 square foot facililty originally opened in 1950.
Damon Benson, CEO, reported that after budget and schedules are finalized, ground breaking is expected to begin in the spring of 2007, with the facility to be completed late summer of 2008.