CMHP offers bricks from Community Hospital one last time


Community Mercy Health Partners is offering residents a free piece of local history by distributing bricks from the original Community Hospital Building one final time.

The bricks, which were saved from the final portion of the demolition project, will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Thursday to interested residents at no cost, said Dave Lamb, a spokesman for CMHP.

The bricks will be available in the Garden Level Lobby outside the cafeteria at the Springfield Regional Medical Center, 100 North St., Springfield.

While there is no cost for the bricks, donations will be accepted, Lamb said. Proceeds will benefit the EARS Committee, an employee group that organizes activities throughout the year, including Adopt-A-Family during the holidays.

Interested residents will only be allowed to take a limited number of bricks to make sure there are enough available for as many residents as possible.

The final phase of the demolition of the former Community Hospital began earlier this year. That site closed in November of 2011, the same day the new Springfield Regional Medical Center opened.

Meanwhile, demolition plans for the Mercy Medical Center on North Fountain Avenue have not been finalized, Lamb said. That site shares utilities with the Springfield Regional Imaging Center, which is still in operation.


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