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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 1:01pm

Ft. Stewart Expands Hospital

Military officials say the Army is expanding its hospital at Fort Stewart for the first time since it was completed more than three decades ago.

The Savannah Morning News reports that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District broke ground on the $23.1 million expansion of Winn Army Community Hospital on Monday.

It's expected to be completed in September 2013.

The project includes a new 65,000-square-foot structure and a renovation of about 1,000 square feet of the existing hospital.

It will put physical and occupational therapies, orthopedics, podiatry, social work services and the post's Behavioral Health Clinic all at one location.

Col. Ronald Place, Winn Army Community Hospital's commander, says the services are currently housed in satellite buildings around the post.

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