Pictured: Alisa Coleman, CEO Ferrell Hospital
ELDORADO – Doctors, providers and Ferrell Hospital leadership broke ground Monday on a new facility for Ferrell Hospital Carmi Family Medicine. It will be located near Walmart on Illinois 1 in Eldorado.
According to a press release, the building will be named the Absher Family Health Center in honor of a financial gift by the Henry and Jane Absher family. Ferrell Hospital Carmi Family Medicine will be the primary providers within the new facility.
The new facility will be 7,600 square feet – 40 percent larger than the current clinic – with 15 exam rooms, compared to nine in the current space. Officials said the improvements will allow more providers to practice on-site at one time and allows dedicated space for specialists to provide patient care on rotating days of the week.
Specialists who will practice in the new space include cardiologists, podiatrists, and ENT physicians, with room to add more specialists in the future. An onsite x-ray and lab will also be included in the new building.
Danco Construction is the general contractor for the project, which is expected to be completed this fall.