BCH building earns awards


The investment Benewah Community Hospital made in its building is now winning awards – big awards within the construction industry.

One of the construction companies that worked on the BCH project has been recognized for its work.

Robins and Morton’s Nashville, Tenn. office won two Excellence in Construction awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors for the work they did on Benewah Community Hospital.

Robins and Morton completed the hospital in a joint-venture partnership with Polin and Young of Coeur d’Alene.

The new Benewah Community Hospital tower and emergency room expansion was first recognized in the ABC Alabama Chapter ceremony Oct. 3. Robins and Morton won a merit award in the Healthcare $10 to $25 million category.

The project won the top honor of an Eagle award in the same category from the Mid-Tennessee ABC Chapter.

The ABC Excellence in Construction awards recognize outstanding construction projects across the United States. The winning teams and projects represent the best of the best for safety, quality, teamwork, planning and innovation.

The award recognizes individuals and companies that exemplify the high quality of merit-shop workmanship in their projects while upholding a dedication to building projects on time and under budget.

the $29 million renovation and expansion of Benewah Community Hospital provided updated and additional medical services to a landlocked campus. Areas include 16 private patient rooms, imaging and emergency departments, a physician’s clinic, physical therapy department and parking expansion.

Construction on the new hospital started in the fall of 2010 and the project was completed May 2013.

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