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MDH Expansion Underway

Apr 17, 2014

McDonough District Hospital is embarking on a major expansion project in hopes of providing better care.

“It’s important for the people in the McDonough County area and west central Illinois to have a facility that is more up to date. That’s a role we take seriously,” said John Maguire, Director of Public Relations at MDH.

Credit Rich Egger

The $32 million project includes a three-story addition to the west side of the hospital. The addition will house geriatric psych and inpatient rehabilitation units.

There will also be expanded parking, a relocated helipad, and ten new private emergency treatment areas.

The hospital hopes to finish the project by late next year.

Maguire hoped people will forgive some of the mess and slight inconveniences that come with the changes.

The construction on the west side of MDH
Credit Rich Egger

“We ask our community, patients, and visitors to pardon our dust and noise. We’re working to make a better facility for all of us, and we thank them for their patience and support,” he said.

Infrastructure and storm drain work is currently underway.

During the months of May and June, the emergency patient entrance will be re-routed to the main hospital entrance.

A temporary two-way access road will be made for ambulance traffic.