With nearly 28,000 work hours complete on the project, construction on the new St. Mary's Health Center is on schedule and on budget, according to hospital chief operating officer Tony Houston. The new building is expected to open by January 2015.
The concrete foundation of the building, which is located at Mission Drive and Missouri 179, is complete, including the stairwell and elevator shaft, which serve as anchors of the structure.
"Now we go into the steel phase," Houston said. "It's very exciting and very visual for people who drive by."