SIDNEY - Sidney Regional Medical Center has hopes to break ground on a new extended care facility in the Spring of 2023, according to CEO Jason Petik.

He says the hospital is currently working with architects on the design. They plan to have a contractor chosen by the end of the month.

The new facility will be located to the west of the current hospital on Pole Creek Crossing, on 15 acres of land.

"It'll be connected to the hospital with a covered walkway," Petik said. "63 beds with a memory care unit of 18 beds. All private rooms except for six rooms. New dining room separate from the hospital. It'll be nice to be able to be connected for services for those folks who live there."

Petik says the current care facility has old roofs and other repairs that would cost an estimated $10 million. The new facility will be 44,500 square feet and cost $19 million. It'll be funded by USDA grant money and a $12 million loan. 

The goal is to have the long-term care facility completed by May 2024.