Vermont Business Magazine The Thomas W Huebner Medical Office Building at Rutland Regional Medical Center was officially dedicated on Monday, October 19, 2020. The new building, which is adjacent to the hospital on Allen Street in Rutland, is the new home for the Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic, Physiatry services and ENT & Audiology.
The virtual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place outside of the building with participants flanking the building’s namesake, Tom Huebner, former President and CEO of the hospital. Due to COVID-19 and safety protocols, comments for the building’s opening were pre-recorded and the final ribbon cutting footage was added to the video to capture the building’s story and purpose.
Rutland Regional Medical Center broke ground on the new 37,000 square foot, two story medical office building in April 2019. The projected cost of the project was $23,883,569 and it ended on budget despite a two-month delay due to COVID-19 pandemic. The building was expected to open in June 2020 but with a several-week construction shut-down due to COVID-19, the opening was pushed out several months.
Just prior to his retirement in March of 2018, the Rutland Regional Board of Directors announced the naming of the building after the hospital’s long-time CEO and President, Tom Huebner. At the time, Mr. Huebner was understandably modest in his acceptance of this honor. Since then he humbly took part in the ground-breaking in April 2019 and the building’s ribbon cutting ceremony.
“When I retired 2-1/2 years ago it was bittersweet but one of the most touching moments that took my breath away, was when the Board of Directors decided to name this building after me,” said Mr. Huebner. “I kind of feel weird about that to be honest. It feels sort of inappropriate. But it is an honor that I accepted, and I do truly, truly appreciate. I am so glad the building is here and for years to come, it will be providing such a great service to our patients.”
The principle partners in this project include HP Cummings Construction, LaVallee Brensinger Architects, Artisan Engineering, Krebs & Lansing Engineers, and LN Consulting and financial partners, USDA Rural Development, ECHO Financial and TD Bank.
“Our construction manager H.P Cummings and the many partners and local subcontractors did an outstanding job to complete this project safely and on budget, despite the significant challenges brought on by COVID-19,” added Mr. Fort. “I am truly grateful for the teamwork and dedication demonstrated throughout this project from the ground-breaking to the build out to the move-in. It was an incredible display of the Vermont work ethic.”
About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Rutland Regional Medical Center the largest community hospital in Vermont, and it is supported by a medical staff of 256 physicians trained in 37 specialty areas and over 1,600 employees. With a strong patient-centered focus, consistent quality performance, Magnet® Nursing Recognition, and award-winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond. For more information visit https://www.RRMC.org.
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