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Tazewell hospital breaks ground on expansion

Tuesday - 6/5/2012, 7:32am  ET

TAZEWELL, Va. (AP) - Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital has broken ground on a $2 million project to extend the hospital's emergency services wing.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday.

The expansion will add six to eight new beds in the emergency room, and provide upgrades of medical equipment. The facility is presently at maximum capacity.

Emergency department manger Kimberly Brown says the expansion is needed for the hospital and the community, and it sends a message that "Carilion is here to stay."

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Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, http://www.bdtonline.com


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