SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Construction crews working on the expansion at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse have placed the final beam of the structure. It was put in place Wednesday morning, as staff and crew looked on.
Hospital employees got a chance to sign the beam before it went up.
The expansion was started back in 2008 and includes a new emergency room, surgical suite and private patient accommodations.
"Everybody is very excited. I think the significance of this beam is that it touches more patients then older parts of the project like the E.D. and E.R., essentially 110 new rooms that all nursing staff and the doctors have been part of the design process," said Marylin Galimi, St. Joseph's Hospital Expansion Project Manger.
The entire project is expected to be completed in September of next year.