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George Regional Hospital breaks ground on expansion project

Tuesday, they broke ground on the 20,000 square foot two- story building.(Image Source: WLOX News) Tuesday, they broke ground on the 20,000 square foot two- story building.(Image Source: WLOX News)
Hospital CEO Greg Havard says the addition will better accomodate families and patients because it's bigger. (Image Source: WLOX News) Hospital CEO Greg Havard says the addition will better accomodate families and patients because it's bigger. (Image Source: WLOX News)
LUCEDALE, MS (WLOX) -

A much-needed expansion is happening at George Regional Hospital. Tuesday night, they broke ground on the 20,000 square foot two- story building that will house a brand new emergency room on the first floor.

Hospital CEO Greg Havard said the addition will better accommodate families and patients because it's bigger. The upstairs will house obstetrics and gynecology associates. Havard said they've been planning this expansion for 10 years.

"The biggest thing is it allows us to expand services down the road. So, today we will do the groundbreaking. It takes about a year in a half to finish it, but really the dividends will pay off years down the road when we can expand services for the community here," said Havard.

Renovations are also being made to the main hospital which include space to house radiology services like X-rays and ultrasounds. The expansion is scheduled to be complete in January of 2018.

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