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Lebanon Hospital Surgery Department to Host Open House

By Ian Rollins

Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital is inviting the public to an open house in the hospital’s new Surgery and Same Day Surgery departments, before these areas are sterilized and put to use.

The open house is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the hospital, 525 N Santiam Hwy. Snacks and door prizes will be available.

The hospital is expanding these departments, as well as its Emergency Department, to meet the health care needs of east Linn County into the future. Total project cost is $11 million, with the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation raising $2 million of that total.

Phase one includes two large surgical suites, an additional minor procedure room and 14 private Same Day Surgery patient rooms. This phase is scheduled to be ready for patient care by the end of October.

The second and third phases will include 21 private Emergency rooms, including two large trauma rooms. The new Emergency Department will be more than double its current size.

The project adds 15,000 square feet of building space to the hospital, along with a renovation of 10,000 square feet of the existing hospital. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.

For more information about the project, call 541-451-7161. For information about contributing toward the capital campaign, call Betty Koehn, foundation director, at 541-451-7063.