MADRAS, OR -- St. Charles Health System has completed the third and final phase of construction at the Madras hospital. The renovation project included expanding the lab, enhancing entrance and parking areas and connecting a new central registration and waiting area with the older part of the facility.
Remodeling of the Emergency Department and construction of a new surgical suite and imaging department were completed last summer. The $16 million project added 26,000 square feet to the hospital. Work began in 2014, a year after St. Charles acquired the facility. The original 25-bed critical access hospital was built in 1967.
A community celebration and ribbon cutting is planned for next month. That event will be held January 12 at 8 a.m., in the new central registration and waiting area of the Madras hospital.