"It's happening!" the Madison Community Hospital is excited to announce.
After several years of planning, the groundbreaking for the new hospital will be held on Sept. 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Representatives from RPA Design, TSP Engineering and construction manager Sioux Falls Construction Co. will join other officials and hospital and clinic employees at the event. The public is invited to attend "and share in the excitement for our whole community," says a hospital press release.
The morning ceremony will be held on the site of the new $36.8 million facility, 323 S.W. 10th St., along the SD-34 bypass road. Parking will be available at the Real Estate Retrievers' parking lot on the corner of S. Union, but hospital administrators advise caution when crossing to the site.
The replacement facility will include hospital and clinic space of 104,000 square feet on 22 acres of land on the south side of Madison. All current services for inpatient and outpatient needs will continue with state-of-the-art equipment in the new facility. Additional services will be expanded, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an expanded emergency room, surgical department and additional areas for many same-day procedures.
The Madison hospital has provided medical care to the surrounding community for more than 100 years as an independent, nonprofit hospital governed by a local board of trustees.
Construction of the new facility will take about two years.