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KGH Southridge ruling

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick General Hospital's plans for a new hospital at Southridge has cleared a major hurdle.

The Washington State Department of Health has approved KGH's financing changes in their certificate of need application for the Southridge Hospital.

KGH CEO Glen Marshall says construction is on schedule to open the new facility in the first half of 2014.

As of this week, trucks are carrying 20 tons of steel to the construction site. Ah at work is expected to continue throughout the week.