March/April 2007

Alegent Health to Expand Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs

Alegent Health will address the need for additional health care services in and around Pottawattamie County with an expansion of Alegent Health-Mercy Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Through a comprehensive, year-long initiative to identify local needs, Alegent Health determined that Mercy Hospital will face a significant need for additional intensive care services, operating room capacity and surgical preparation and recovery rooms during the next several years. The $27 million expansion project will also include newly designed parking facilities and more convenient access to the hospital. Design work is expected to continue through January 2008, with construction to be completed by May 2009.