MARATHON (CBSMiami) – Two years after Hurricane Irma destroyed it, a Keys hospital is finally getting rebuilt.
After the September 2017 storm, Fisherman’s Community Hospital set up tents in the parking lot, resembling a warzone military encampment. That was eventually replaced by modular buildings.READ MORE: Shooting Investigation at Miami Gardens Gas Station
CEO Rick Freeburg said the hospital is now committed to a new, state-of-the-art facility. Ground was broken last week and the $43 million one-story building is slated to open in the summer of 2021.READ MORE: Pause In Johnson & Johnson's COVID Shot Could Create More Hesitancy Among Unvaccinated Americans
The hospital is only one of three along the 133-mile island chain. The nearest hospital is about an hour away in either direction.MORE NEWS: Women Detail Drug Use, Sex & Payments After Late-Night Parties With Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz
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