Officials mark start of construction on KMHC expansion project

Dennis Mansfield, Contributing Writer

Photo by Dave Lein

Donning hard hats and shovels last Thursday, the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Board of Directors ceremoniously turned over dirt at an official groundbreaking ceremony for the hospital’s new $14-million, 30,000-square-foot medical pavilion. The project is expected to be completed by next year.



KALKASKA – Officials at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center celebrated a new page in the history of the local medical facility, hosting a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, July 19, for a new medical pavilion.

KMHC Administrator Kevin Rogols said the structure is part of the hospital’s commitment to the community to provide care close to home.

“We’re excited to see this project go from architectural drawings to reality,” Rogols added.

“There will be a state-of-the-art facility here when this is completed next summer.”

The $14-million, 30,000-square-foot project will house physician services, as well as space for chemotherapy and infusion therapy services. Plans also include dedicated rooms for patient education on chronic disease, such as diabetes.

While the groundbreaking ceremony was held last Thursday, work on the project has, in fact, already been underway.

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