O'FALLON, Il. _The new St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Health Center opens this weekend O'Fallon, Illinois. The old building in belleville will be closing. The new building has been under construction for more than two years.
The old hospital has been in Belleville for more than 140 years. The new $300 million facility opens Saturday, November 4.
With the help of Scott Air Force Base, the hospital will be shuttling 22 of its ambulances to move patients.
The Belleville ER will close on Saturday while the new ER will open at 4 a.m. Saturday. Doctors and staff said while they’re leaving a lot of memories behind, they’re looking forward to a new chapter.
The hospital said through its mission outreach program, it will be donating some of its used medical equipment and furniture to countries less fortunate.
St. Elizabeth’s is leaving behind more than 140 years of history at its Belleville location, but come Saturday morning, history will start all over again.