Community Raising Money To Build Hospital

Sunday, September 30th 2007, 8:18 pm
By: News On 6

GROVE, Okla. (AP) _ Employees and the community are chipping in to help build a state-of-the-art hospital in the Grand Lake area.

The Grove Health Care Trust Authority approved a 5-year, $1 million pledge toward a fund for construction of a $56 million hospital. The city council will have to approve the pledge.

In all Integris Grove General Hospital has raised $2.3 million through employee donations and private community pledges.

The 120,000 square foot facility will replace the existing hospital, which opened in 1963. There will be 58 beds, up from 40, and the facility will include a women's center and an expanded emergency room.

The proposed hospital is a collaborative effort between the Integris Grove Foundation and Integris Health, which owns hospitals and medical centers in nearby Miami and Pryor.