COLLINS, MS (WDAM) - A $2 million renovation of the Covington County Hospital has reached the halfway point.
Phase one of a master facility plan that started last fall is about 50 percent complete.
So far, a lab has been built.
Work is also being done on a new respiratory department, new restrooms and a new roof.
The project should be finished in 60-90 days.
Covington County Hospital was built in 1951.
“You have to have a plan that lasts a decade-long to replace certain parts,” said Gregg Gibbes, administrator and CEO of Covington County Hospital. “Money is tight, but you’ve got to constantly be (working to upkeep) a 60, 70-year-old facility.”
A second phase of work could include renovations to a 10-bed, in-patient geriatric psychiatric unit and other departments.