St. Mary's officials say Epworth Crossing will be a state-of-the-art outpatient center that will include a new and expanded breast center, women's wellness center, offering yoga and massage therapy, and a new Convenient Care East, which will double in size. The 44,000 square foot facility will also have a community space for healthy cooking classes. Construction should be complete by November 2013.
"It's really not a competitive issue," said Gwen Sandefu of St. Mary's. "St. Mary's has been here for over 20 years. We began when we were surrounded by corn fields. Obviously it is a great location in order for patients to be able to access with the Lloyd Expressway and I-164."
U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon, State Senator Vaneta Becker, and State Representative Suzanne Crouch spoke at the groundbreaking.