SMITH COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Built in 1951 with zero master planning, it was clear that Smith County Memorial Hospital was out of date and no longer up to accessibility requirements. It was time for a rebuild. The hospital brought in Hutton for the project. “We were looking for a firm that we could develop a collaborative, trusting relationship with,” said Allen Van Driel, CEO at Smith County Memorial Hospital.
THE TREATMENT PLAN
The project was funded through the USDA and Hutton had to follow specific criteria. There were other challenges, including building a turning lane off of a major Kansas highway and building a road over a gas line. Still, Hutton finished two months ahead of schedule. “Hutton has far exceeded our expectations,” said Van Driel.
ON THE MIND
Van Driel was pleased with the work and was impressed with Hutton in comparison to his previous experience with other contractors. “It was like a night and day difference,” he said. “We really enjoyed the partnership and have felt that every Hutton employee we dealt with was professional and good to work with.”
“There may be a lot of construction management firms out there, but I don’t believe there are any of Hutton’s caliber.”
ALLEN VAN DRIEL
CEO, Smith County Memorial Hospital