With a tree at the top
A steel beam bearing a tree and covered with the signatures and messages of Kent Hospital employees was lifted into place yesterday to mark completion of the steel phase for the 60,000 square foot Ambulatory Surgery and Medical Office Building being built at the hospital. James Bendokas, job supervisor for Dimeo Construction, said the two-story building is 28 to 30 percent completed, on schedule and on budget. He said the next phase, the core and shell, would start with the spraying of the steel work with fireproofing and the erection of pre-cast walls. The Ambulatory Surgery Center will be attached to the hospital in the northeast corner and include five operating rooms and three additional operating rooms.