The new addition at Twin Cities Hospital and renovation will include seven treatment centers, a new chapel, waiting room, and the replacement of the CT machine.

NICEVILLE—Employees from the Twin Cities Hospital shoveled dirt to signify the new emergency room addition during a Wednesday groundbreaking.


"You, the folks who actually give the care to those in need are breaking ground on this facility," said David Whelan, CEO of Twin Cities Hospital.


The new addition and renovation will include seven treatment centers, a new chapel, waiting room, and the replacement of the CT machine. The new addition will add around 2,650 square feet to the ER.


The project is estimated to cost $6.7 million.


Dr. Louis Vagias, chief of staff for Twin Cities Hospital, said he remembers the groundbreaking for their last ER, around 20 years ago.


Vagias said that since the last groundbreaking, the community, hospital, and patient volume has grown.


"And so the time has come once again for us to expand this facility so that we can provide better, faster, more efficient care."


The new addition will expedite the process for EMS services, Darrell Welborn, director of EMS, said during the ceremony.


"It’s going to allow us to... get them the high quality care," said Welborn.