Regional Medical Center celebrated the start of its expansion project with a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday. CEO Lon Butikofer says this is an exciting time for the hospital.
RMC is breaking ground this summer on its new two-story hospital addition overlooking the Maquoketa River in Manchester. The 40-thousand-plus square foot facility is the hospital’s single largest expansion in history. It means expanded services with more opportunities for specialized care, larger inpatient rooms equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology, and improved safety, privacy and accessibility for everyone.
Envision Architecture of Waterloo is heading up the project’s design. Tim Turnis, a Manchester native, works with the firm. He says it’s an honor to be able to work on a major project in his hometown.
To help fund the addition, RMC has launched a one-point-five million dollar Capital Campaign called “Together We Can”. Rachel York of Manchester is among those who have donated to the expansion project.
Butikofer says they appreciate the support from all their donors.
Around one hundred fifty people attended Tuesday’s RMC groundbreaking ceremony on the east side of the hospital. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2015. (Photos by KMCH News Director Janelle Tucker)