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.

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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.

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The hospital is only one of three along the 133-mile island chain. The nearest hospital is about an hour away in either direction.

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