A nearly 23 million dollar project is done in Geneseo and open for business.
After nearly 4 years of planning and building, Hammond-Henry Hospital gives it neighbors a first look.
Hundreds and hundreds of people poured in this afternoon to see their donations first hand. The city and county generated nearly 2.6 million dollars of fundraising for the project.
Their money created many things including an entire new wing for rehabilitation services, 37 new patient rooms, a brand new endoscopy suite area and a state-of-the-art operating room. But, the doctors and nurses who work there every day, while excited to work there, certainly are not taking any credit for this project.
"We want the community to be proud," Surgical Services Manager Robin Vanmeenen said. "This is their hospital. They helped build this. This is theirs and so it's really great for the whole area."
While the public did pitch in a lot of money for the hospital, the rest of the funding came from bonds and hospital reserves. All of the new wings and rooms in the hospital started fully functioning in mid-Decemeber.
With the addition of that operating room, the hospital is performing nearly 5-times more surgeries per day.