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(Houston) – Over 300 people attended the grand opening of the new expansion project at Texas County Memorial Hospital.

TCMH CEO Wes Murray told those in attendance that he was extremely excited to see the grand opening arrive:

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Also speaking at the event was Janie Dunning, the director of the rural development branch of the USDA in Missouri. She talked about the USDA’s involvement in the project, and the progress made since the groundbreaking three years ago:

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Dr. Schaun Flaim, Chief of Medical Staff at TCMH, also spoke at the ceremony, talking about his short time in Houston and the medical staff, and new equipment, at the hospital:

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The 59,000 square foot expansion project the largest in the hospital’s 55-year history and features two floors of new patient care areas. The ground floor houses a 13-bed emergency department, a radiology suite and an expanded registration area, while the second floor features a 32-bed medical surgical floor with 20 private patient rooms.

To fund the expansion, TCMH received an $18.1 million, low-interest loan from the United States Department of Agriculture. The 59,000 square foot expansion was funded with $16.9 million, and the second phase of renovation was funded by $1.2 million in loan funds.

Final work on the second floor is expected in mid-June, with the lower floor expected to open Monday.

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