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By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Lebanon hospital unveils first phase of $11 million surgery makeover


October 11, 2016

SLCH SURGICAL NURSE Mary Crawford-Medina, center, explains the new recovery room to visitors as colleague Emily Wessel, left, listens.

A long column of people packed the hallway leading from Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital’s reception area to its Surgery Department Friday afternoon, Oct. 7, as local residents turned out by the hundreds to see the brand new facility.

“This has been a long time coming,” said Chief Operations Officer Marty Cahill, welcoming the crowd in the new facility.

Visitors numbering in the hundreds toured the 15,000 square-foot expansion at the front of the hospital, talked with staff and enjoyed refreshments.

Cahill said the $11 million, two-phase addition was prompted by demand: Emerge...

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