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Hobart hospital to break ground on $40M addition

This rendering shows the $40 million expansion planned for St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

HOBART | St. Mary Medical Center will break ground Wednesday on a $40 million surgical pavilion at the hospital, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave.

The four-story building will mark the largest addition to the hospital’s Hobart campus in more than 10 years, according to a statement. 

The Surgical Pavilion/ICU addition will add more than 113,000 square feet to St. Mary Medical Center.

More than 45,000 square feet will be dedicated to the new surgical department on the first floor. The second floor will house a new 20-bed intensive care unit.

The third and fourth floors will be shelled-in for an additional 40,000 square feet for future patient care needs.

The project is expected to be complete in summer 2015, according to a statement. 

“Our surgical pavilion is the most complex project we’ve undertaken to date,” hospital CEO Janice Ryba stated. “Our focus is to maintain and grow a solid surgical department by creating space to accommodate future technologies and developments. We also will be providing a comfortable, healing environment for patients and families in our new intensive care unit.”

The hospital will continue using its existing surgical and intensive care facilities without disruption during construction. 

Walsh Construction is the general contractor for the project, which was designed by VOA Inc.

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