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The Illinois Health Services and Facilities Review Board has given Taylorville Memorial Hospital the go-ahead to move forward with its $60-million expansion project. The approval came on Wednesday, and hospital CEO Kim Bourne says it is an exciting time as the final hurdles continue to clear before the groundbreaking.


Bourne says the approval means now they can take their plans to the Illinois Department of Public Health for final approval.



Bourne says some preliminary work on the project has been going on.



So far, Bourne says the project is progressing nicely towards that anticipated final completion date in 2021, but there’s still plenty work to be done.



Bourne says the first phase, which is the bigger phase of the project, will likely be completed in 2020. The hospital’s five-story building will be torn down once that phase is complete to make room for the final phase of construction.

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