WhidbeyHealth’s facility projects total $55.5 million, says project manager

WhidbeyHealth has paid all its bills for its major facility improvements and expansion that began more than five years ago.

Project Manager Marc Estvold told Whidbey Island public hospital district commissioners Monday morning that the total costs came to about $55.5 million.

In 2013, voters approved a $50 million bond for the project, which included a new 39-bed patient wing, new parking lot and pharmacy.

About $5 million of the total paid for additions, such as the health education center, pharmacy improvements and new heating and cooling system in surgical rooms, Estvold said. WhidbeyHealth received a $270,000 grant from Puget Sound Energy because of the system’s efficiency, he said.

The total bonded expenditures totaled approximately $50.2 million. There are no outstanding costs associated with the projects, Estvold said.

Hospital Commissioner Ron Wallin commended Estvold and others on the team for keeping the project close to the budgeted amount.

More in News

Special vaccine clinics planned in Langley, Oak Harbor

A couple of special vaccination clinics are planned for this week. Island… Continue reading

Students persuade council to take climate action

South Whidbey High School students led the charge at a Langley City Council meeting last week.

Whidbey Homeless Coalition Executive Director Jonathan Kline explains how 15 bunks will be set up in the sanctuary of the former Jehovah’s Witness church outside Coupeville. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Neighbors voice concerns about proposed shelter near Coupeville

Neighbors shared their comments, concerns and criticism of the Whidbey Homeless Coalition’s… Continue reading

Langley agrees to sell oddly shaped parcel

It’s an odd, triangle-shaped piece of pavement down by the South Whidbey Harbor.

Project would protect Lone Lake farmland

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust applied for $790,000 from a program to protect 37 acres.

Filing to open for long list of local positions

Candidates must file for the election May 17-21.

Big pigs turn on chickens | Island Scanner

Thursday, April 22 At 3:30 p.m., a caller reported that the manager… Continue reading

North Whidbey man jailed for car insurance fraud

Arnold F. Bodner, 58, pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court April 16 to a single count of insurance false claim, which was a felony charge because the amount of the claim exceeded $1,500.

Most Read