There was a big reveal today at Longview Regional Medical Center. A hundred new rooms, two times the operating and ICU space, and three times the postpartum and women's services areas.
The hospital had a ceremony on Tuesday morning to reveal the $250 million expansion. New private rooms come with private bathrooms.
One doctor says this expansion won't just benefit those using it, but the entire city.
"Every town like Longview competes for the business within the town, but you also compete for business that's outside of the town, and every patient that comes to Longview for health services, their families come, they shop in our store, they stay in our motels and hotels, and that provides an economic benefit for the community as a whole," Dr. Robert Wheeler, an OBGYN at the hospital, said.
The new portion of the hospital will be officially up and running at 5:45 a.m. Saturday.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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