(Photo From Morris Hospital)

Before the end of this year, Morris Hospital expects to have a new cardiac diagnostics department and a new patient prep/recovery area for its cath lab as part of Phase 2 renovations on the hospital main campus.

The renovations are taking place in the space that was formerly occupied by the emergency department. A brand new emergency department opened on the east wing of the hospital’s first floor on March 5.

The renovations are part of a four phase, $33.5 million modernization project involving renovation of over 56,000 square feet of existing space and construction of 4,300 square feet of new space on the hospital main campus. The project was approved by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board in December 2018.

Along with the new emergency department, the first phase included a new infusion therapy center, women’s imaging center, and outpatient laboratory, along with renovations to the main lobby, all which were completed earlier this year.