PANA — Pana Community Hospital will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, to celebrate its new $20.1 million building project.
The public is invited to attend the event on the front lawn of the hospital. A reception will immediately follow the program.
Due to limited parking, additional parking is available at the Pana High School southeast rock lot. Central Illinois Transit will provide shuttle service to and from the hospital.
The two-phase building project is the largest expansion to the hospital since the 1970s, the hospital said in a news release. More than 30,000 square feet will be added to the back and front of the facility.
Phase I will add space for a new surgical suite, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, cardiopulmonary, materials management and dietary departments. Phase II will add space for an urgent care, improve access to the hospital building and provide a contemporary waiting area with private registration offices.
The building project is expected to last about 18 months.