Ogallala hospital announces expansion plans

(Ogallala hospital)

OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) _ The Ogallala Community Hospital has announced a $2 million expansion plan that will provide additional space for specialists.

The North Platte Telegraph reports that the 18-bed hospital plans to add between 3,800 and 5,000 square feet.

Hospital CEO Sharon Lind says the hospital is ``running out of room.''

Administrators hope the expansion will make it easier to recruit more doctors. The hospital wants to add three family practice providers, four to six full-time support staffers and nearly double its number of specialists to almost 20.

Lind says the hospital hopes to break ground in April and complete construction by January 2014

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