Wesley Healthcare February 18, 2015

WICHITA –Galichia Heart Hospital and Wesley Medical Center vendors and employees were recognized by the Associated General Contractors of Kansas for their work on Galichia's new $2.2 million MRI building.

The project, which was completed in June, won two awards of honor for excellence in construction in several categories. The honors highlighted Eby Construction Inc. and Central Air Conditioning Co. for their renovation work and new construction that not only was completed within 90 days, but came in under budget.

"The project was very complex due to both the special nature of the equipment being installed and the work environment within a functioning hospital," said Brandy Willett, marketing and communication manager for Central Air Conditioning, the mechanical contractor. "We are very proud of our ability to successfully complete this specialized and challenging project. It came in under budget due in no small part to our experience and well-established partnerships."

The nomination also recognized the respect and communication with hospital administration, which Willett said was "key to completing this project in the short time frame and to helping us realize significant cost savings for the building owners.”

The Associated General Contractors of Kansas State Building Awards recognizes excellence in construction in the categories of new construction, pre-engineered, renovation and design build for the general contractor and new construction, pre-engineered and renovation for the specialty contractor. Criteria for judging included significant construction features, innovative construction techniques and outstanding examples of workmanship.

For more information about Galichia Heart Hospital and its imaging services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

Wesley Medical Center is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER and Galichia ER. Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital, WESLEYCare Clinics and the Pediatric Center of Kansas. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit www.wesleymc.com.