A concern about the clinic exterior project design was brought to the Kearney County Health Services Board of Trustees during the June 24 meeting. Cardiac Rehab Director Julie Schmidt communicated to the board she is worried the position of the breezeway coming from the building, will potentially have an adverse affect on Cardiac Rehab at KCHS. She worries that the clinic breezeway will block the view and the higher roof will significantly block natural light from entering the Cardiac Rehab space as well.
While most Cardiac Rehab patients choose KCHS for its proximity and service, they could choose to go somewhere else. Schmidt is concerned that blocking the outside view may result in patients choosing to go to another facility instead.
The goal of the exterior project is to improve ADA compliance and accessibility to the clinic, as well as increase parking. The board understands it isn’t a perfect solution, but it is the best choice available. The exterior portion of the project has been the most challenging to date.
see July 1 Courier for full story