Small town hospitals are typically under significant economic pressure across the U.S. But, Advocate Eureka Hospital in Woodford County is announcing a large modernization and expansion. Administrator Anna Laible says they will add two modern operating rooms, a new recovery area, and 11 private patient rooms.
The $13 million, three story expansion will be on the northeast side of the existing hospital in Eureka. It will nearly double the current space.
Laible says groundbreaking on the 28,000 square foot structure will be July 8th and the space should be ready in the first quarter of 2016. She says it's hard to modernize when you are in a dated facility and the current operating rooms are a half century old..
Laible says the small hospital in the Woodford County seat has good support from the community and area doctors and the modernization will make the facility more competitive and allow more of the same procedures to be performed as are done in Bloomington-Normal and Peoria hospitals.
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