A groundbreaking was held for the new Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield. The $28 million, 63,000-square-foot facility will have 60 beds and provide inpatient rehabilitation for a variety of patients with severe conditions or injuries. McCarthy Building Cos. is the construction manager. The project is estimated to take about a year to complete.


Trinity Regional Health System is scheduled to break ground in June on construction of a $61.3 million, 90,000-square-foot expansion of its Heart Center and emergency department at the Trinity Rock Island campus. The design and build teams include Cannon Design, Gere Dismer Architects, KJWW Engineering, Missman Engineering, Pepper Construction and Russell Construction.


Contracting firm Brasfield & Gorrie was recently awarded a multiphase nursing unit renovation project at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. The project will consist of the complete demolition and renovation of approximately 156,000 square feet of existing space. The project is expected to be completed in 2015.


Groundbreaking was held for the $55 million Permian Regional Medical Center replacement hospital in Andrews. The 200,000-square-foot facility will replace the existing hospital and tie into the medical center's skilled nursing unit. McCarthy Building Cos. will construct it.