Pullman Regional Hospital Board Hires Contractor To Remodel Old Bank Building Into Offices

The Pullman Regional Hospital Board has approved a contract to remodel the old Umpqua/Columbia Bank building into an office building.

The hospital board bought the property on Bishop Boulevard last year for 2.5 million dollars.  the initial estimate for remodeling the building for offices was half a million dollars.  All four contractor bids for the work came in over budget.  The PRH Board held a special meeting on Wednesday morning to award the contract.  The commissioners hired Mangum Construction in Clarkston which submitted the low bid of 625,000 dollars.  Officials told the board that the project ran over budget because of unexpected work involving the fire alarm, elevator and HVAC system.

The old bank building will be converted into hospital administration offices.  The building is across the street from PRH.  This project is separate from the expansion and remodel of the hospital building.  That work is being partly funded through a 27.5 million dollar voter approved bond.