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Memorial close to starting free standing children's hospital project

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Things are in full swing for Memorial's free standing children's hospital.

Last month Memorial Hospital was in the beginning stages of plans to open a new children's hospital in a partnership with Novant Health.

Novant and Memorial have met and they're almost ready to start getting the process going.

They say the support from the community has been nothing but positive.

"We're very proud to just give this community what it deserves, and that is a free standing children's hospital," said President and CEO of Memorial Health Maggie Gill. "The people that work at Memorial, who take care of kids, are thrilled to finally have a home of their own."

The new children's hospital will be moving into Memorial's Rehabilitation Institute building, and the Rehabilitation Institute will be moving into the main hospital.

Officials expect the children's hospital to be open in about 3 years.

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