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Hospital launches expansion
Hospital digs into expansion, modernization project
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Dignitaries, Effingham Hospital and Care Center staff and Effingham Hospital Authority officials watch the release of the balloons as they prepare to dig in for Sunday’s ceremonial groundbreaking of the hospital’s expansion and modernization project. - photo by Photo by Pat Donahue
Having beaten the clock to get its financing in place, the Effingham Hospital isn’t waiting to get started on its extensive modernization and expansion effort.
Workers were scheduled to begin installing silt fences Monday morning as the first steps in the hospital’s $30 million, 50,000 square foot expansion are taken. Hospital officials, staff, dignitaries and community members celebrated the groundbreaking for the project on a cloudy and drizzly Sunday afternoon.
But to hospital officials, it might as well have been sunny skies.
For the complete story, see the Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 print edition of the Effingham Herald.