Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

West Side hospital grows.(Business Outlook)

Byline: Elaine D. Briseno Journal Staff Writer

The $15 million expansion of the West Side Medical Center will be nearly completed by the end of the month, said Angela Marchi, CEO of the hospital that 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. Joseph Healthcare, cut surgical services and closed the ICU in July 1999 because of patient volume. In early 2000, St. …

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