Doster to Begin Construction on $34 Million Expansion
Doster Construction Company will soon begin construction on a $34 million expansion and modernization of the 25-bed Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, Illinois. The construction will add 55,000 square feet of space to the existing hospital and modernize the existing 17,400 square feet. A new emergency department will be created, along with new diagnostic imaging, laboratory, phlebotomy, chemotherapy, surgical and ambulatory care unit spaces. New spaces for the front lobby, a front canopy, the cafeteria and registration are also planned.
“Ferrell Hospital, since our beginning in 1925, has been here to meet the health care needs of our community,” said Alisa Coleman, CEO of Ferrell Hospital. “This expansion and modernization will enhance our ability to provide quality emergency, surgical and hospital-based care to patients here in southeastern Illinois, keeping them close to home.”
A groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction will be scheduled in the fall and construction is expected to complete in 2020.
“Our project is about strategically planning for health care services that meet the needs of patients in the future,” said Coleman. “Our goal is to enhance our facility to help patients receive the care they need, right here, in our community.”