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Several employees at Morris Hospital left their mark behind Tuesday. 

Registered Nurse Patti Haage was among the hundreds of Morris Hospital employees who came into the first floor east wing construction area on June 4 to write a message or sign their name on a concrete wall that will be preserved behind drywall in the hospital’s new emergency department.

The Wall Signing Ceremony provided employees, physicians, volunteers and Board members an opportunity to come into the first floor east wing that once housed offices and leave their permanent mark before the space is transformed into the new, expanded emergency department.

The renovations are part of a two-year, $33.5 million modernization project that, in addition to the new emergency department, will result in a new infusion therapy center and women’s imaging center, along with renovations in cardiac diagnostics, imaging services and the main lobby.

The new emergency department is slated to open in early 2020.