(Cherry Rushin)
Faith Community Hospital celebrated its soon-to-be new facility with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday.

The ceremony featured speakers, the Jacksboro High School Purple Pride Band and an array of refreshments from the Faith Cafe.

Billy Cypert, director of Faith Community Hospital Charitable Foundation spoke about some of the specifics of the new facility and the old.

The current hospital was opened in 1958 and consists of 31,800 square feet. The replacement building which will include the hospital, physicians’ clinic, wellness center and EMS station will be 87,000 square feet.

The new hospital will also use geothermal heating and cooling throughout parts of the building which Cypert said is given the best rating by the EPA as a renewable energy source.

The hospital will have nine physicians, 25 courtesy staff physicians and 12 consulting physicians.

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