"It's just not needed," said Laura Bustetter, WMC spokeswoman.
"We are continuing to upgrade our facility to meet the needs of Spring Hill residents."She
cites an $83 million expansion currently under way that includes the addition of 45 new hospital beds and other renovations.And in 2003, the hospital established a five-bed neonatal intensive care unit in the hospital to serve the growing area.
"That is a service that Spring Hill Hospital
will not provide," Bustetter
said."It's just another example of the wide array of quality services that we provide to Spring Hill
also cited the hospital's cardiac catheterization lab - added in December 2003 - and a surgery center that opened in 2005.It added 22,000 square feet for outpatient procedures in four operating rooms.
"All of those services have been added to meet the growing population needs," she
If it is built, a new Spring Hill hospital would dilute the limited pool of nurses and other health-care workers in the area, Bustetter