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Date:12/28/2007

District is also pursuing capital dollars that are potentially available from government entities.

"We're not only constructing a hospital, we're building the foundation for our children's and grandchildren's future," said Glades Healthcare Foundation Board Chair and Health Care District Commissioner C. David Goodlett, who also serves as Vice President of Government and Community Relations for the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida. "This project will be an economic stimulus to the area and will help attract and keep new professionals and physicians in the region. We look forward to seeing our community help the Glades Healthcare Foundation meet its fundraising goals."

Since 2004, the Health Care District has made multi-million dollar investments in Glades General Hospital. Staff and technological resources will be transitioned to the new hospital when it opens in early 2010. The new regional hospital, which has not been formally named, will occupy approximately 142,000 square feet and offer 70 private in-patient rooms with capacity to expand. The property is zoned for an additional 115,000 square feet for future facilities supporting the medical needs of the community.

Glades General Hospital Board of Directors Chair Bryan Cross noted, "Glades General is Palm Beach County's only public hospital and the only acute care hospital within a 35-mile radius. This modern, more centrally located facility will enhance our accessibility and service to the region."

Led by its new Chief Executive Officer, David M. Zechman, Glades General provides a 24-hour physician staffed emergency room and community-based in- patient and out-patient services. Once built, the new hospital will feature larger operating rooms, a greater complement of Emergency Room treatment areas and more pediatric rooms. The facility will also include six private ICU rooms and two additional delivery and post-partum rooms.

Community education rooms will be available
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