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2.19.2016

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It’s a building! The exterior of the new Pacific Northwest Audiology Hearing Center is around 80 percent complete and you can easily imagine approaching the building on a lazy summer day…even though the temperature was 35 degrees in spotty rain showers when the picture was taken. Much progress has also been made on the interior, which was painted with an earthy beige color. Windows are framed, the ceiling is going in, and wiring is just about complete. 

In the figure above, panels 1 and 2 show the building from the NNE, and Panel 3 shows the location of Pacific Northwest Audiology relative to High Lakes Health Center. Panel 4 is a schematic of the interior office spaces and panels 5 and 6 show the view from the patient reception area toward the Innovation Technology Center, where we will have interactive displays and technology educational programs for our customers.

Progress continues on a fast track, and we are still planning to move our operations during the first week of April. Check back for updates…we will have a lot more to tell and show as time draws closer to our move-in date!

2.12.2016

Hearing Clinic Graphic

 

Walls are mostly painted, ceilings will be added next week, and the building exterior is looking better every day. Weston Technology has a great plan for fulfilling our wired and wireless technology dreams, and cooperative weather is keeping us on course for a late March move-in date. When you consider that the Universe is more than 13.5 billion years old…a couple of months is like a very small fraction of a second!

We took our staff on a field trip to the building today, and we spent a lot of time discussing how to use the spaces in innovative new ways. We are thinking out of the box in every respect, to create the best patient journey while re-imagining the hearing care experience. We will spare no WOWs! 

In the figure above, panel 1 shows the building from the NNE, and Panel 2 shows the location of Pacific Northwest Audiology relative to High Lakes Health Center. Panel 3 shows the view from the entrance vestibule toward what will become our Innovation Technology Center (purple arrow in panel 6), panel 4 shows work on the building exterior, and panel 5 shows the view toward the Innovation Technology Center from the Reception area (green arrow in Panel 6).

Panel 7 shows the entire crew. From left to right, Dr. Li-Korotky (Chief Audiologist and co-owner), Josh Korotky (Vice President and co-owner), Jackie Carey (our Office Manager), Dr. Ryan O’Clair (Audiologist), Jenny Jochum (Audiologist Assistant), and Mindy Dimitri (Doctor of Audiology Fellow). We are looking to add another Audiologist, Audiologist Assistent, and Front Desk coordinator soon!

Things are happening fast, so check back for updates…we have a lot more to tell and show as time draws closer to our move-in date!

2.5.2016

Blog Graphic Final

Walls are ready for paint, ceilings are ready to be added above, and the building exterior is taking shape. The building is properly wired, Weston Technology is  helping us plan a full course of wired and wireless technology, and we are still on course for a late March move-in date.What could possibly go wrong?

In the figure above, panel 1 shows the building from the NNW, and Panel 2 shows the location of Pacific Northwest Audiology relative to High Lakes Health Center. Panel 3 shows a view down the north hallway, toward the front entrance of the building (blue arrow in figures 3, 4). The right side of Panel 3 shows hearing the aid fitting and consultation rooms, while the offices on the left are where the new soundbooths will earn their living. Panel 5 shows the view down the south hallway, with administrative offices on the left side (yellow arrow in panel 4). The green arows in Panels 4 and 6 show the view toward the waiting and reception areas from what will be our Innovation Center (more later), and the purple arrows in Panels 4 and 6 show the view toward the Innovation Center and Conference room.

Things are happening fast, so check back for updates…we have a lot more to tell and show as time draws closer to our move-in date! 

1.25.16

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It’s January 25 and most of us have already broken our New Years Resolutions, so we can all relax and get on with our lives. Actually, Dr. Li and I are always striving to live better, serve others better, and have fun while we are at it…so we can enjoy friends and New Years without guilt!

Progress continues at a steady clip on the building; the sheet rock has created walls, electrical systems are in place, and we are still on target for a late March move-in date. But, wisdom from ages past dictates that “stuff happens when you least expect it”…so we are prepared to adapt and conquer.

In the figure above, panel 1 shows the building from the NNW, and Panel 2 shows the location of Pacific Northwest Audiology relative to High Lakes Health Center. Panel 3 shows a view down one of the hallways (blue arrow in figure 4), and Panel 5 shows the view down the other hallway (yellow arrow in figure 4). The bottom orange arrow in figure 4 shows the view toward the waiting area from what will be our Innovation Center (more later), and the top orange arrow in figure 4 shows the view toward the Innovation Center and Conference room.

Things are happening fast, so check back for updates…we have a lot more to tell and show as time draws closer to our move-in date! 

01.13.16

01.13.16

Our white Christmas and white New Years are behind us and 2016 is well in the race to 2017. But as Robert Frost said “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But we have promises to keep, And miles to go before we sleep, And miles to go before we sleep.”

Progress continues steadily on our new building; insulation is going into the walls in preparation for dry walls next week, and our IT partner, Weston Technology Solutions is coordinating with Taylor NW to ensure a good IT infrastructure. We are running a bit ahead of schedule, despite the occasional rain, snow, and ice…and it looks like we are on target for a late March move to the new building.

In the figure above, panel 1 shows the building from the NNE, and Panels 2 shows the location of Pacific Northwest Audiology relative to High Lakes Health Center. The arrow in panel 2 shows the orientation of the photo in panel 1. Panels 3 and 4 show views of the interior as denoted in panels 5 and 6 respectively.

Check back often. Walls will be up next week and things are happening fast. We will continue to update the building progress every week!

12.22.15

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We had another week of typical Bend winter weather during the last week, with periods of sun, rain, and snow.  The ground is white and it looks like a white Christmas is assured, so I won’t need to play the old Bing Crosby tune to set the mood!

The sound booths are firmly set in their new home, so interior work will continue around them. In the next few days the construction team will blow in the insulation, and interior framing should begin soon after. Construction is ahead of schedule, which bodes well for our planned move in late March.

In the figure above, panel 1 shows the building from the NNE. Panels 2 and 3 show the sound booths in their permanent locations, and panel 4 shows a long view from the east to the west end of the building, with protective tarps covering the sound booths. Panel 5 shows miscellaneous construction, and panel 6 shows the location of Pacific Northwest Audiology relative to High Lakes Health Center.

Pacific Northwest Audiology will move to the Shevlin Health and Wellness Center by early April. Check back often. We will continue to update the building progress every week!

Pacific Northwest Audiology Building Progress, 12.16.2015, Bend Oregon

12.16.2015

Sound booth installation - 12.16. 2015

We have had typical Bend winter weather during the last week, with periods of Sun, periods of rain, and periods of snow…nothing special! But the construction team worked overtime to get the building ready for the sound booth installation. That meant getting the roof up to keep out the weather and sealing all the window spaces so the building could be heated. Heating is critical because the sound booths require environmental control to ensure their reliable performance.

Pacific Northwest Audiology purchased these top-of-the-line sound booths from Albertina Kerr, a non-profit medical organisation in Portland Oregon dedicated to partnering with the community to help people with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges develop self determined lives. Unfortunately, they felt compelled to close their audiology clinic, so we offered to buy the premium sound booths.

A team of experts from Audiology Acoustics, head quartered in Washington State, disassembled the sound booths from their location at Albertina Kerr, and placed them into storage in Portland Oregon last August, until our new building was ready for their installation. They got the go-ahead last week, assembled their team, and brought the sound booths to their new home on Tuesday, December 15. I will talk more about these sound booths during the next update.

In the figure above, panels 1 and 2 show the building from the NE and NNE respectively (see the arrows in panel 6). Panels 3, 4, and 5 show a team from Audiology Acoustics, as they worked on installing the booths in their respective pre-built areas, to ensure a flat entryway from the outside for anyone with physical limitations. As in previous updates, Panel 6 shows the location of our clinic relative to High Lakes Health Center.

Pacific Northwest Audiology will move to the Shevlin Health and Wellness Center this coming April. Check back often. We will continue to update the building progress every week!

Pacific Northwest Audiology Building Progress, 12.09.2015 – Bend Oregon

12.09.2015

12.09.2015

After a week of warmer temperatures, occasional rain, some strong winds, and snow-melt from the blizzard we endured two weeks ago, construction workers are working overtime so Pacific Northwest Audiology can move in to the new building by April 1! 

In the figure above, panels 1 and 2 show the building from the NE and NNE respectively (see the arrows in panel 6). You can see the architecturally interesting roof line.

To give you a sense of the scale of this 5000 sq. ft. building, panels 3 and 4 show a couple of interior shots looking in opposite directions from the center of the building. Panel 3 indicates where two 10 foot sound-booths will call home and panel 4 looks westward from the future reception area to the future staff break area (left), the future conference center (back), and an elaborate waiting area and technology retail center.

The sound booths will be built in their permanent locations next week. They are the center piece of our hearing center, and we are proud to have the “Cadillac” of sound booths. It’s not an ego thing; we want to ensure that our clients get the most precise test results, so they can also get the best treatment options.

Pacific Northwest Audiology never takes shortcuts on technology, because our audiologists are Doctors of Audiology. They have the professional credentials, training, and experience to use the most sophisticated technology, so that is what we get to best serve your needs.

Panel 5 shows the SW corner of the building from the rear, and Panel 6 shows the location of our clinic relative to High Lakes Health Center.

Pacific Northwest Audiology will move to the Shevlin Health and Wellness Center this coming April. Winter weather may slow the building progress, but it won’t stop our plans to revolutionize the experience of hearing care in Bend!

Check back often. We will continue to update the building progress every week!

Pacific Northwest Audiology Building Progress

11.30.2015

Pacific Northwest Audiology 2015-11-30

A week has passed since the last update, and as the pictures show, the weather took a definite turn for the worse during the week. More than a foot of snow in the Bend area snarled traffic and hindered progress on the building. But…it is winter in Bend Oregon, and we have no guarantee that the weather will cooperate with building plans! 

In the figure above, panels 1 and 2 show the building from the NE and NNE respectively (see the arrows in panel 4). Panel 4 shows the location of our clinic relative to High Lakes Health Center, and panel 3 shows Dr. Li contemplating an early Spring 🙂

Pacific Northwest Audiology will move to the Shevlin Health and Wellness center this coming April. The weather may slow the building progress, but it won’t stop our plans to revolutionize the experience of hearing care in Bend!

Check back often. We will continue to update the building progress every week!

 

 

 

Pacific Northwest Audiology Building Progress

11.18.2015

Bldg progress pic

 

Dr. Li-Korotky and her husband Josh Korotky, co-owners of Pacific Northwest Audiology, took advantage of a great Fall Saturday to check out the progress of their new building at the Shevlin Health and Wellness Center, a visionary medical campus designed by Todd Taylor of Taylor NW, to serve Northwest Crossing and Bend with one stop health care. 

In the figure above, panels 1 and 3 show the building from the northwest and north northwest respectively. Panel 2 shows the interior plans for our new clinic and panel 4 shows the location of our clinic relative to High Lakes Health Center. Dr. Li is checking the interior framing in panels 5 and 6 🙂

Pacific Northwest Audiology will move to this new community this coming April, and we plan to revolutionize the experience of hearing care!

Check back often. We will update the progress every week!