Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Medical Center Construction Nearly Complete.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Elaine D. Briseno Journal Staff Writer

The end of July will be the beginning of expanded medical service when a 19-year-old hospital will once again offer surgical services and an intensive care unit.

The $15 million expansion to the West Side Medical Center will be nearly complete by the end of the month, said Angela Marchi, chief executive officer of the hospital. The hospital is part of the Lovelace Sandia Health System.

"There has been tremendous community support for the hospital opening," she said. "When I'm out in the community and people find out who I am, they tell me they can't wait until the (services are available) again."

Don Butterfield, spokesman for Lovelace Sandia Health System, has said the former owner, St. …

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