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SRMC celebrates groundbreaking of "crown jewel" facility


Caitlin Sievers

City manager Gary Person speaks to the crowd gathered for the groundbreaking of the new $53 million hospital on Wednesday.

On Wednesday Sidney Regional Medical Center broke ground on the largest hospital of its kind in rural Nebraska.

A crowd of community members, local officials and hospital staff gathered at the future site of the new hospital at 1000 Pole Creek crossing to take part in the ground breaking festivities.

"It's an as heartwarming day as the weather is beautiful today," said city manager Gary Person. "It's really the crown jewel of what will be a very exciting development in east Sidney."

The $53 million facility was partially funded by a $32 million United States Department of Agriculture rura...

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