Crews have completed the second and final phase of a three-year hospital modernization project regarded as not only an improvement to Taylorville Memorial Hospital, but also a long-term investment in the community, the nonprofit hospital’s president said.
“Taylorville Memorial Hospital has served our family, friends and neighbors in Christian County for more than 100 years,” said Kim Bourne, president and CEO of Taylorville Memorial Hospital. “We believe in providing innovative and patient-centered health care, and this modernization project demonstrates our continued commitment to provide the people we serve with a state-of-the-art hospital for decades to come.”
Construction crews broke ground in June 2018 on a two-story, approximately 97,000-square-foot building that would replace most of the former hospital, a five-story structure built in 1954, on the current hospital campus at 201 E. Pleasant St.
The modernization project was completed in two phases to ensure continuity of patient services during construction and to have minimal impact on newer portions of the hospital that were updated in 2011, Bourne said.
Chronicles of the TMH Advancing Care by Design facilities project.