A cool breeze greeted the over 100 people that attended the ground breaking ceremony of the 60-million dollar "Advancing Care by Design" building project at Taylorville Memorial Hospital this morning.
The new building will be complete by early 2021, covering some 97-thousand square feet. The new structure will replace the 65-year-old structure built in 1953.
T-M-H C-E-O Kim Bourne emceed the event, and told the crowd how important this day was.
Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry told the ground breaking ceremony crowd, that Taylorville Memorial Hospital is an important asset in the community.
Memorial Health Systems President and C-E-O Ed Curtis spoke about the relationship M-H-S has had with Taylorville since taking over the former Saint Vincent Memorial Hospital in 1995.
The T-M-H ground breaking ceremony was broadcast live on NEWSTALK WTIM.