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St. Joseph's Hospital crown beam installed

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A Special ceremony was held at St. Joseph's hospital as the crown beam is installed.

The crown is the highest point in the $15 million dollar renovation of the 44-year-old hospital.

Crews spent the last 9 months transforming the exterior of the hospital into a modern, energy efficient and storm resistant building.

The project is more than a month ahead of schedule and the finish date is expected to be April 18. It began last June.

Topping off ceremonies are a traditional way of toasting the last or highest beam placed during building construction.

"It is a happy positive thing for the community and the history of this hospital," said President and CEO Paul Hinchy.

Exterior construction should be completed in May.

The interior renovations will begin shortly. Nurses spent the past 3 months giving their input on the design to help create state of the art patient rooms.

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