Glen Rose Medical Center had reason to celebrate last Wednesday as community leaders and hospital staff gathered to break ground on the new emergency department expansion, a $14.5 million project expected to be complete by Fall 2009. Above, county leaders and hospital directors, including (l-r)?P.M. Milam, Walter?Maynard, Mike Ford, Ron Hankins, Mitch Lucas, Lloyd Wirt, Dr. Paul Schmidt, Congressman Chet Edwards, Nancy Willis, Debbie Lambrecht, Dr. Mike Davis and Gary Marks prepare for the ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the beginning of the construction project.

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