Taylorville Memorial Hospital announced a major, multi-million dollar construction project Wednesday. The 97,000 square foot building will replace most of the current hospital.
Kim Bourne is the President and CEO of Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She says the project has been years in the making.
The project will be completed in two phases. The first phase will hold 25 new private patient rooms, outpatient and therapy services, laboratory, pharmacy, specialty clinic, and central utililty plant. The second phase will include food and nutrition services, administrative offices, and conference rooms. The current five-story building will also be torn down during phase two.
Bourne says the nearly $60-million expansion comes at a time when Taylorville is seeing many economic boosts in the community.
Bourne says this expansion shows that TMH is committed to Taylorville for years to come.
The project is pending approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. Groundbreaking is anticipated to take place this summer, and the entire project is expected to be completed by 2021.
Rendition of Taylorville Memorial Hospital following completion of construction.