A construction worker helps lower the last piece of steel framework for the new Barstow Community Hospital into place on Tuesday morning during a "topping out" ceremony. The ceremony marked the end of the framing of the hospital, which is currently on schedule to be completed by November 2012.

Dignitaries in attendance included Dr. Dipak Vora, Barstow Mayor Joe Gomez, BCH board of trustees chair Sandy Baca, BCH Chief Executive Officer Michael Stewart, and BCH Auxiliary president Ramona Cabrera.