MADISON — Boone Memorial Hospital broke ground on the site of its new facility Thursday, two weeks after the hospital closed on the largest U.S. Department of Agriculture rural development loan ever awarded in West Virginia.
The new facility, set to replace the current 50-year-old hospital, will be built directly beside the old facility in Madison. The hospital will be funded by a $31.8 million USDA loan, the largest direct USDA loan in West Virginia history.
“I feel it has been a long time coming, but one that has been much needed,” said Tommy Mullins, CEO of Boone Memorial. “I'm very excited that we are closer to seeing a longtime dream come true for the community. The board of directors is certain this new design will provide modern, quality medical health care to our citizens."
The construction project has been awarded to Neighborgall Construction in Huntington and Cherry River Construction in Poca. Construction on the hospital is expected to take two years, according to hospital officials.