Girard celebrated the end of a 3- to 5-year effort to expand and modernize the Girard Medical Center in June with the ribbon cutting of the $10 million expansion.

Girard celebrated the end of a 3- to 5-year effort to expand and modernize the Girard Medical Center in June with the ribbon cutting of the $10 million expansion.

Officials said the expansion brought the hospital into the modern age.

The new additions include a new Intensive Care Unit with four private patient care rooms, enlarged therapy departments, 12 patient care units, and more.

The work even added a surgery department, with four pre-op patient areas, four post-op patient rooms and three private extended recovery rooms.

Each operating room features more storage, and state-of-the-art computer systems.

The new entrance was renamed the Barbara Lohmeyer Drive for her years of service to the hospital, and the Hank and Ruth Menghini Patient Care Center was named for those who gave a significant contribution to the hospital.