Hammond-Henry Hospital set to break ground on the "Designed to be Patient Kind" Addition

Geneseo, IL - A milestone event will take place next Wednesday for Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo, IL. At 5:00 p.m. on July 7, 2010 a groundbreaking ceremony will be held to commemorate the beginning of construction on the 73,000 s.f. addition project located at 600 N. College Avenue in Geneseo, IL. Press is invited to attend.

The project will include a new 38-bed long term care addition, a new kitchen/dining addition, and a two-story building that has a physical and occupational therapy suite on the upper level and support services on the lower level. It will also include a state-of-the-art hybrid operating room with all the functions of a standard operating room, as well as, a peripheral vascular lab. In total, this project will consist of three different additions to the existing hospital, as well as, the demolition of a 1901 building in the middle of the present hospital and a 1954 building along the east side.

"This project has been two years in the making. It is our goal to tie the facility together into a modern, user-friendly building which will meet the needs of our patients, visitors, and staff well into the future," stated Brad Solberg, CEO of Hammond-Henry Hospital.

Hammond-Henry Hospital was established in 1901, utilizing approximately 82 acute and long-term beds and serves nearly 20,000 residents in the Geneseo, IL area. For more information on Hammond-Henry Hospital, please visit their website at www.hammondhenry.com.

Russell Construction, located in Davenport, IA, is serving as the Design/Builder and General Contractor on this new addition project. Shive-Hattery, located in Moline, IL will serve as the Architect. The Patient Kind Addition is the third project that Russell Construction has completed for Hammond-Henry Hospital since 2004. Previously, Russell constructed a 34,000 s.f. addition and renovation to their existing hospital in Geneseo, IL and a 3,500 s.f. medical office building in Colona, IL. For more information on Russell Construction, please visit their website at www.russellco.com.

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