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More to construction than concrete and steel at KGH

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - For Kennewick General Hospital, there's more to construction than just concrete and steel.

Hospital and construction project management, along with the KGH Chaplain held a ceremony on Monday morning, planting the ribbon (used in the groundbreaking of the new Southridge hospital facility) into the building's foundation.

Officials with the hospital say the ribbon symbolizes their service for the community.    

Glen Marshall, the CEO of KGH was in attendance. He said, "we're here to support the community, we're here to support patient care, and it's really a blessing and a ceremony to recognize the significance of this hospital to the community."

Hospital officials say the facility is still about 22 months away from patient care, but progress is moving in the right direction.