Wamego Health Center broke ground Wednesday afternoon on their $10.8 million expansion.
According to their website, the year-long project will add 11,000 square feet to the facility, including more patient rooms, an expanded laboratory, surgery department, and improved ER and radiology departments.
Wamego Health Center Administrator Steve Land said that the hospital staff is “excited” for the project, adding that they are ready for the construction to begin.
Throughout the project, several departments will be displaced, but Land indicated that the hospital will be running as close to normal as construction allows.
The main entrance to Wamego Health Center will be closing near the end of the month, allowing construction to formally begin. Parking will also move to a different location during the project.
The hospital’s website says that “all of the changes will help support Wamego Health Center’s mission to provide excellence in patient care for years to come.”
The expansion project is expected to be complete in July, 2018.