A new $13-million hospital is under construction in the eastern Iowa town of Anamosa that’ll be known as the Jones Regional Medical Center. The hospital is being built just east of the intersection of Highways 151 and 64 in Jones County. C-E-O Sean Williams says construction crews have been working on the massive structure through the harsh cold.
Williams says it’s now enclosed and heated as workers can continue working right on through winter and into spring. To keep tabs on progress in the construction, there’s a webcam on the front page of the website "www.jonesregional.org". He says the new facility will be able to accomodate more outpatients in all areas, and it will have all state-of-the-art facilities.
He says everything from the lighting to the beds to the instrumentation and the exam tables will be new, while the operating room is 600-square feet — a tremendous amount of space. The building will also feature a wireless communications network.
Williams says the hospital is not a tax-supported entity. He says many hospitals in Iowa that are the size of Jones Regional are taxpayer-funded, but he says they’ve had a lot of moral and financial support from the community. The new hospital is expected to open early this fall.