Ground Broken on Hospital Expansion

A Low Country hospital's investing almost $9 million in expansion and renovation. This afternoon, Hilton Head Regional Medical Center held the groundbreaking for a new surgical services wing. The project will add three new surgical suites along with an additional nine recovery rooms and a new family waiting room.

The entire surgical staff turned out for today's ceremony.

"We had input from the get-go from our doctors and nurses in developing this and that's why they're so excited," said president and CEO Dennis Bruns. "We've been planning this for two years and I guess it's like waking up on a holiday morning, Christmas morning, and that's why it's so exciting for everyone."

The project should take about a year and a half to complete.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite,