Surgicenter expansion planned

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CHAMPAIGN — A local surgery center is moving to a bigger facility.

Carle Hospital plans to move services offered at the Surgicenter, on Mattis Avenue, to a free standing facility. That’s out near the developing Carle at the Fields. It’s out near Curtis and Staley roads.

The current location is 20-years old and officials say it’s outgrown the number of surgeries being performed. Outpatient procedures are done at the facility and officials say the need has increased by almost 20% over the last five years.

They say they’re always working to better serve patients. Plans are to break ground next spring and the move would be at the beginning of 2019.

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