MINDEN, Neb. — After two years of construction and renovations, Kearney County Hospital is back at 100 percent.
The end of construction has made the lives of the hospital staff a lot easier, said Fred Meis, chief executive officer of Kearney County Health Services.
“Our nurses were great. They worked through everything. I kept reminding the staff that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. And here it is,” he said.
The hospital will have a grand-opening ceremony and reception today starting at 3 p.m. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman is scheduled to attend.
The $10 million project included an 8,600-square-foot hospital addition and renovation of 7,900 square feet of the original facility. The addition, completed last fall, includes 10 private inpatient rooms, a cardiac rehabilitation area, admissions entrance, waiting area and additional parking.
The renovation included two new large emergency room bays with waiting area, four outpatient exam rooms with two outpatient physician offices, a pharmacy area, nurses’ station and procedure room.