A three-phase plan to build a new hospital at Marshalltown was announced Tuesday by Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. It is planned for a 30 acre site on the U.S. Highway 30 Expressway southwest of the junction with Iowa Highway 14 on Marshalltown's south side.
The location is acrosss form the Marshalltown Community College campus.
Ground breaking for Phase is planned for the spring of 2014. It will include an outpatient surgical building according to a news release. Cost is set at $35 million. It is planned to be finished in mid-2015.
Operations of the MMSC Clinic in Toledo will not change Liz Zuercherm, MMSC vice president of Administrative Services, told The News-Herald.
She wrote in an email " We are developing renovation / rebuilding plans for our three outlying clinics, Toledo, Conrad and State Center. Although at this point we don't know what all those plans will look like yet."
Other services which will be included in Phase I construction are imaging, wound care, therapy / rehabilitation services, urgent car and laboratory according to the release.
The master plan calls for the eventual relocation of inpatient beds, emergency department and physician offices.
The Iowa State Health Facilties Council approved the certificate of need for phase one on Monday according to the news release.
No information was immediately made available on what will eventually happen to the current downtown hospital.
Accompanying information to the news release says the present Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center contains one section datin g back to 1909 with seven additions built over the years.
It states the present building would require some $30 million in infrastructre inprovements before any renovations can be done.