KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick General Hospital's long-awaited plans for a new complex at Southridge are finally moving forward.
After years of delays, the hospital has finally secured the financing for the project.
Today, KGH announced that they've secured the $112 million dollars needed to build a new hospital.
KGH commissioners says construction is expected to bring in $5 million in sales taxes for the City of Kennewick.
They add 100 new jobs will be added when construction is complete in two years.
"Right now we have 14 emergency rooms and there at capacity most of the time, we're going to add 27 emergency rooms at Southridge,"says Glen Marshall, CEO of KGH.
Construction should take two years to complete.