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Cassia Regional Holds Ground Breaking For New Facility

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By Joey Martin

Burley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Cassia County Regional Medical Center held a special ground breaking ceremony this Tuesday.

The ground breaking was for their new 3.5 million dollar upgrade and expansion to their Emergency and Imaging Departments.

The new facility will house 5 new exam rooms, an expanded waiting room, consultation rooms and the hospitals very own imaging department.

Currently the hospital utilizes the services of a mobile MRI unit.

With the new upgrades, the medical center will go a long way in accommodating their patients and staff.

And in doing so… will hopefully increase the already high quality standards of health care in the Mini–Cassia area.

"It's critical to meet the needs of our patients... again we're working in a building that is nearly 20 years old and has served us well. But patient volume have been increasing, health care has expanded both from a technology standpoint and from a staffing standpoint. So we just need to expand to meet their needs."
Said Rod Barton, Cassia County Regional Medical Center Administrator.

Construction on the new facility will begin starting Wednesday.

Work on the outside section on the project will be completed by December of this year.

The entire project is scheduled for completion by April 21st of 2014.

Those who currently use the south side emergency entrance can continue to do so.

Signage and alternate routes will be clearly visible for those who do.



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