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Published: Wednesday, 6/13/2007

Fostoria Hospital plans $4.6M improvements

FOSTORIA Fostoria Community Hospital announced plans Monday for a $4.6 million improvement project that includes a centralized area for diagnostic services and a new entrance and lobby.

The work, which is expected to begin this month and be completed early next year, is the latest phase in a series of upgrades at the 25-bed hospital that have totaled more than $15 million over the last 10 years.

Hospital spokesman Julie Rein hart said the hospital built a new emergency department and medical office building in 1997 followed by a two-story addition that included a second-floor surgery department in 2003.

The latest project will put a centralized diagnostic center in the first floor of that addition and add a 2,000-square-foot main entrance and lobby.

Officials said they re trying to increase accessibility, offer more convenience, upgrade technology, and enhance facilities at the hospital, which has been part of Toledo-based ProMedica Health System since 2000.

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