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Trinity Addition Opens

Two years of construction, and 61 million dollars later, Trinity Regional Health System  has completed a major expansion of its west campus in Rock Island. Today Trinity officials and local leaders held a ribbon cutting to celebrate.

Trinity president and ceo, Doug Seidler, says the 90,000 new square feet includes a new emergency department, heart center, and mental health unit.
Already Trinity is beginning to schedule visitors from other hospitals across the county who want to see the new crisis stabilization unit.

Todd Nicholson, chair of the board of trustees, says a key part of the expansion was local fund-raising that brought in 6.4 million dollars.

Doctors and staff contributed more than half.

Nicholson says not only will the expansion provide great health care for local residents, but great health care is very important in attracting new businesses to this community.

Trinity will hold a public open house on Sunday afternoon. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.