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Neenan stands by designs, buildings after outside firm finds issues in Middle Park Medical Center

Eric Gorski
The Denver Post

Kremmling Memorial Hospital District board president Kent Whitmer addresses the crowd during ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Middle Park Medical Center in late December in Granby. Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News

On Jan. 5 , the chief financial officer of Kremmling Memorial Hospital District stood in the lobby of a just-opened medical center in Granby and spoke of the benefits of the $26.2 million project.

Cole White talked about providing better health care to more people, a new and improved electronic medical-records system, and a CT scanner as good as any in Denver.

“Welcome to our new facility,” White told visitors from the Granby Chamber of Commerce. “We hope to see you here as little as possible.”

A few days later, Neenan Co. workers were cutting through drywall in a closet to reach one of two overstressed columns that an independent structural review called a “major” issue in need of immediate attention, according to public documents obtained by The Denver Post.

Middle Park Medical Center remained open to patients based on the outside firm’s view that it was safe to occupy as long as heavy snow was removed from the roof until the columns were strengthened.

Read more: The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/investigations/ci_19951729#ixzz1mHPt4Xkc

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