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Pawnee Valley to celebrate with May 1 Chamber coffee
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Courtesy Image Pawnee Valley Community Hospital will celebrate one year in its new building May 1 at a Larned Chamber coffee.

By Jim Misunas

LARNED — Pawnee Valley Community Hospital will officially celebrate one year in its new building with a May 1 Larned Chamber of Commerce coffee hour.
Heyn will deliver a brief address at the Larned Chamber coffee. He invited the Pawnee County commissioners to speak at the May 1 gathering.
“I’m going to talk a little bit to the group. I would hope you (Kathy Bowman), would talk to the group as chair-person,” Heyn said. “If not, I’m sure John (Haas) or Donna (Pelton) would volunteer as well. It would be nice to have one of the commissioners to talk about it. It’s something we think will be fun and something the community will rally around. We’ll have a pretty good crowd.”
Heyn said a commemorative stone will be dedicated to mark the occasion.
“We have a fairly large stone that commemorates the one-year anniversary,” Heyn said. “It seems hard to believe we’ve been in that building for one year. Time flies.”
Heyn used the looming one-year anniversary to talk about small fixes that Murray Company and its sub-contractors can fix within a one-year warranty calendar. Personnel in various departments have developed a check list about anything that needs to be corrected.
So far, Heyn said issues have been fixed with a flooring replacement problem.
“The new flooring looks better than the first stuff that was done,” Heyn said. “That project is done. We have a comprehensive list and everything that we feel needs to look at.”
Issues on infection control risk assessment and sound levels have been addressed.
An ongoing cabinet problem is being currently addressed. More than 30 drawers have been replaced to a higher quality drawer.  
“The top item with warranty work is the cabinets,” he said. “We’ve seen wear-and tear. We’ve seen use on them and weight in them. We’re getting higher quality craftsmanship.”
Many other issues require minor fixes, such as a carpet square that needed more adhesive.