Ceremony turns dirt for pavilion

Joshua Morrison/News A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning for the Knox Community Hospital Family Care Center, 1330 Coshocton Road. Those participating are, from left, Knox County Commissioner Roger Reed; Ariel Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Odenweller; Knox County Commissioner Teresa Bemiller; Foundation for KCH members, Charlie Brenneman and Ian Watson; Architect Paul Schultz, Shremshock Architects; Ted Schnormeier, contributor; Knox Community Hospital CEO Bruce White; Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis; Knox County Commissioner Thom Collier; and Dr. Michael Sullivan, president of the KCH Medical Staff.

Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon News

A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning for the Knox Community Hospital Family Care Center, 1330 Coshocton Road. Those participating are, from left, Knox County Commissioner Roger Reed; Ariel Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Odenweller; Knox County Commissioner Teresa Bemiller; Foundation for KCH members, Charlie Brenneman and Ian Watson; Architect Paul Schultz, Shremshock Architects; Ted Schnormeier, contributor; Knox Community Hospital CEO Bruce White; Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis; Knox County Commissioner Thom Collier; and Dr. Michael Sullivan, president of the KCH Medical Staff. Request this photo

 

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.

 

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