Ceremony turns dirt for pavilion
MOUNT VERNON — The construction of Knox Community Hospital’s new Family Care Center is officially under way as the hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony this morning.
The ceremony turned dirt on the first phase of construction for the center, which will be a four-story, 80,000 square foot facility.
“Today is the culmination of several years of dreaming and planning about how KCH might grow and expand to meet the needs of our community, and continue to offer the highest quality healthcare services right here in Knox County,” said Jeffrey Scott, director of marketing and community development, as he opened the ceremony.
Donors for the project, the architectural and construction teams, members of the boards of trustees for the hospital and the Foundation for Knox Community Hospital, Mayor Richard Mavis, Knox County Commissioners, as well as hospital staff and community partners were on-hand to officially start the construction.
The anchor for the Family Care Center is the brand new birthing center, according to KCH Chief Executive Officer Bruce White.