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Hopedale Medical Complex announces Groundbreaking date for proposed $7 million expansion.
October 12, 2012

Hopedale Medical Complex has announced that it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a planned $7 million hospital expansion on Thursday, October 25 at 11 am at the HMC Café located at 110 Grove Street in Hopedale. The public is invited, and light refreshments will be served. The event will take place “rain or shine”.

Dr. Alfred Rossi, CEO, reported that HMC’s non-profit Foundation recently closed on a bond issue to finance the project and that construction is scheduled to begin in May of 2013.  Demolition and site work will start this Fall.

Mark Rossi, the hospital’s COO, states: “We are very grateful to our citizens for their generous donations in excess of $1 million to the hospital’s “Keeping the Flame” Capital Campaign. This extra capital will help make the modernization a reality. The Village of Hopedale officials, area citizens and businesses we serve demonstrated they were committed to continuing their support of our unique and outstanding healthcare facility”.

The original 20-bed hospital was built by the late Dr. Lawrence Rossi, Sr. in 1955, with the help of local citizens and volunteers. The 30,000 square foot expansion and renovation will include a new Emergency Department, ICU, large private patient rooms, ambulatory surgery, outpatient surgery entrance and lobby, heliport, and a remodeled dining area. New technology, equipment and furnishings are also to be added.

Hopedale Medical Complex is located in southern Tazewell County, 12 miles south of Morton off I-155. The Foundation’s volunteer Board of Directors oversees a 25-bed acute care hospital, 54-bed Nursing Home, 70-bed Assisted and Independent Living facility, 34,000 square foot Wellness Center, retail Pharmacy and four Satellite doctors’ offices in area towns. Patients are served regardless of their ability to pay.

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