Fleming County Hospital – Flemingsburg, KY
Established in 1962, the Fleming County Hospital was created through the vision of local community leaders with a passion and commitment to providing patient care. Located in the rolling hills of northern Kentucky, this not-for-profit county-owned hospital serves residents of Fleming and the surrounding counties. The campus consists of a main hospital building and a physicians' office building, known as the Gorman Building that was built in 1998. In August 2008, they expanded their campus to accommodate their growing family of care givers and patients by replacing their main hospital building. Just two short years later, the hospital recruited more doctors to the area, which required additional office space for their new physicians. With a short time-frame, they turned to Acton Mobile to get the job done quickly.
According to Pete Midden, Facilities Manager at the Fleming County Hospital, in order to meet their deadline, they opted to use a modular building instead of new construction.
“We had to get our new office space up and running quickly, and we knew we had to find a solution that also could be permanent,” said Midden. “There aren’t any stick-built buildings that I know of that would be able to withstand being transported to the site and set into place without substantial damage occurring or additional issues. We chose Acton Mobile for their quality and efficiency.”
This unique building was designed to be placed on top of a poured foundation. The basement will be used in the future for additional space. This unfinished lower-level has a walk-out feature, as well. The new facility required features such as 20 amp plugs and circuits and 480 volt electricity throughout the building; all of which are not normal items in office buildings. This 4,000-square-foot, facility, comprised of four individual modules, was provided by Acton Mobile Industries and combined the four units in a square design to house the new treatment and exam rooms. The four modular units were brought to the site and set into place with a crane. To complete the construction, the interior dry wall and flooring were finished on site by the Acton Mobile Industries installation team. By having the exterior finishes match that of the existing hospital helped the new building blend in with its surroundings.
“Had we gone with new construction, it could have taken more than a year to build,” said Mr. Midden. “We were able to get the new building up and running in less than six months thanks to Acton.”
“I have never placed a modular unit on a walkout basement foundation,” said Jacques Cloutier, Branch Manager for Acton Mobile Industries in Louisville, KY. “Seeing this structure come together and blend into the existing hospital design was very rewarding. We were able to provide the Fleming County Hospital with what they needed to help them keep growing into the future.”
With the addition of this new permanent structure at the Fleming County Hospital, they hope to continue to grow and fulfill their dream of providing outstanding care to the community.