Carilion Clinic: Update - Carilion Breaks Ground for new Carilion Giles Community Hospital - media coverage

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Update - Carilion Breaks Ground for new Carilion Giles Community Hospital - media coverage

Carilion Clinic broke ground for a new hospital in Giles County on April 11th. (Click on the rendering below for a high resolution image) Hospital Administrator James Tyler joined Carilion Clinic President and CEO Ed Murphy, MD, Carilion Clinic Board Chairman James Hartley, Congressman Rick Boucher and a host of community supporters to ceremonially toss the first shovels of earth.
"This is an incredible thing for our community," Tyler said. "A hospital brings so much benefit, economic and health-related. The outstanding staff of this hospital and the people of this region have supported each other for so many years, its wonderful that we will have a facility to be proud of for generations to come."
In addition to the groundbreaking, hospital officials unveiled a new name for the new facility - Carilion Giles Community Hospital, to underscore its commitment of services to the community, and the community's support.
Site preparation on the former Dogwood Farm Propert, is already underway to prepare for construction of the $50 million, 85,000 square-foot hospital. The new facility is 25,ooo square feet larger than the existing hospital, and will have room for additional services, including stereo-tactic breast biopsy, nuclear medicine, and rotating specialists.
The new hospital will be finished in 2 years, the spring of 2010. Once it is complete, hospital staff will spend several months training in the facility and becoming familiar with new equipment before patients are moved.
Click the thumbnails below to see larger pictures of the event, and a map of the new hospital's approximate location ( a new access road will be built to accommodate the facility - hospital traffic will NOT be routed through the existing neighborhoods)