COLUMBUS, Ind. - A central Indiana hospital is about to start work on an expansion project that was first planned before it was badly damaged in flooding six years ago.
The $30 million project at Columbus Regional Hospital will expand its emergency department and cancer center.
Hospital CEO Jim Bickel tells The Republic the emergency department's patient volume far exceeds what it was designed to handle and the cancer center has experienced a steady growth in the number of patients. The expansion is expected to be complete by the end of next year.
The hospital had planned a larger expansion project before 2008 flash flooding of its first floor and basement, which forced its evacuation and closure for several months.
Fight breaks out at Anderson basketball game
Anderson Police had their hands full Friday night after a large fight broke out during a high school basketball game.
'Columbus Chucks' debut at rivalry game
Fans took rivalry basketball to a new level Friday night as Columbus North and Columbus East students laced up in shoes made just for the matchup.
Vigil held for teen killed in hit-and-run
Dozens gathered Friday night to remember a young hit-and-run victim, and to ask for help in finding her killer.
Buses called after Polar Express derails
The popular holiday Polar Express train was derailed Friday night after two wheels detached mid-trip.
$39M settlement reached in fair stage collapse
A $39 million settlement was reached Friday with the families of victims of the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse.
IMPD: Homeowner shot at robbers in break-in
An Indianapolis homeowner fired at would-be robbers during a home break-in Friday night, Indianapolis Police confirmed.