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Beloit Memorial Hospital undergoes expansion

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Steve Benton
September 23, 2008
— Work is underway this week on an aggressive expansion program at Beloit Memorial Hospital, something that Senior Vice President Tim McKevett says hasn't been done to the emergency room for almost 20 years.

McKevett says the work will be done in three phases. The first will be the physical expansion of the ER. The next step is the remodeling of the current ER facilities. The final phase will be a new entrance and waiting room.


New and additional technologies, including a CT Scanner, will be part of the upgrade. Other features are additional bays for ambulances, a "decon" room for persons exposed to hazardous materials, a reconfigured parking lot with additional parking for ER patients, and a new "heli-pad" closer to the building.


As if all of that isn't enough, Beloit Memorial Hospital will now be a training ground for ER doctors. The UW Hospital in Madison is starting one of the first outreach ER physician residency programs in the state, at Beloit.


If the project stays on schedule, it should be completed by the summer of 2010.



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