Hospital holds ribbon cutting for expansion project

Hospital holds ribbon cutting for expansion project

COOS BAY, Ore. -- After three and a half years, Bay Area Hospital is finally celebrating it's expansion.

The hospital staff cut the ribbon on it's new expansion over the weekend.

The 110,000 square foot building carries a $45 million price tag.

It houses outpatient services, an intensive care unit and cardiac services.

More than 2,000 people showed up for the grand opening.

Paul Janke, the hospital's CEO, says he was happy with the amount of people that came to see the new building. "It's wonderful to see this great turnout, mostly though, these new facilities are just gonna do so much to improve patient care in the area, that I think the whole community is gonna be really just very happy about what we've been able to put in place here today," he said.

Patients will be seen in the new building starting March 11.

Individual departments will be phased in from March 11 to March 14.