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A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
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Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
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One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
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A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
Since 2008 a large field of dirt has been the unfinished site of what is supposed to be the home of Presbyterian Hospital Mint Hill at I-485 and Albemarle Road in Charlotte.
That is soon changing.
"We're very excited about the latest news about really bringing a hospital to a community that certainly has waited greater than five years for that expectation," says Roland Bibeau, President and CEO of Presbyterian Hospital Matthews.
We will get to that "latest news" in just a moment.
First, we want to give you a perspective of how long we've been following this.
Doug, a viewer, wrote See, Click, Fix all the way back in 2010 saying,"This construction project was started in 2008, then placed on hold in 2009, with a promise to restart in 2010."
In 2010 WBTV's Christine Nelson found out construction would restart in 2012.
But Doug wrote back a few months ago,"It's 2012, and still no construction. What's up?"
The answer: "Where we see some positive signs in economic conditions," says Bibeau who is overseeing the project. "We felt it was the right time to deliver a hospital. [We will] start the building in 2014 and finishing the campus in 2016."
A 2016 completion would be two years earlier than projected before.
While the community has waited long enough, Presbyterian says what will be offered once this full-service hospital is complete will be worth the wait.
"We'll have an emergency room department, we'll have labor and delivery for moms and babies, we will also have a surgery department, we'll have a pharmacy as well as laboratory department," Bibeau explains.
This hospital is going to be more than 165,000 square feet, with another 30-50,000 square feet of medical office space.
Once it's ready in 2016, Bibeau says it will add up to 150 jobs and spur more economic growth in that part of Mecklenburg county.