Greensburg's $25 million hospital is opening its doors to the public Friday, not quite three years after a tornado leveled the old Kiowa County Memorial Hospital and much of the rest of the town.
The new hospital, designed by Wichita's Health Facilities Group, is built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — LEED — Platinum standards.
The certification process isn't complete. If certified, the hospital would be the first critical access hospital with the LEED Platinum designation, said hospital administrator Mary Sweet. A critical access hospital is a smaller rural hospital.
Project manager Tim Dudte of Health Facilities Group said designing a hospital to LEED Platinum standards "really meant looking at every aspect of the project from a new perspective."
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