ELKHART — Elkhart General Hospital has begun work on a $74 million expansion that will add three floors to its west wing.
The Elkhart Truth reports the construction project will add 160,000 square feet designated for operating rooms, labs, offices and patient rooms.
Hospital President Greg Losasso said the hospital's operating rooms are more than 40 years old and needed to be updated with the latest technology. He also said the staff had outgrown existing space.
Surgical and cardiovascular services Director Pam Goddard says surgical staff is regularly moving medical equipment in and out of operating rooms because of confined spaces. She says the expansion will make it safer for the staff.
Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2015.
Information from: The Elkhart Truth, http://www.etruth.com
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