South Dakota city raises $2.1M for new hospital in 6 months

Photo courtesy MGN Online Image Id: 353462 11/22/2016

EUREKA, S.D. (AP) A $1 million campaign to fund a new hospital in South Dakota has raised more than double the goal in just six months.

The Aberdeen American News reports that the current hospital in Eureka is 88 years old and has an emergency room on the third floor. Hospital CEO Carmen Weber says that ambulances drop off patients in the basement. They are then navigated through hallways before getting assistance.

The new hospital will be one level and will include four critical-assess hospital beds, a 10-bed assisted-living center, a clinic with eight exam rooms, a lab and radiology services, a surgical suite, a large therapy area, and a three-stall ambulance garage. The hospital will also have a 24-hour emergency department.

Construction on the facility is expected to be completed by the summer.

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