By Mike Dougherty

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — Officials in Cherry Hill, NJ broke ground today on phase one of a massive expansion project at Kennedy Hospital.

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Construction will begin soon on a massive parking garage and a new atrium.   Kennedy Health System president Joe Devine (sixth from right in photo) says this first phase will cost $65 million.

“The overall goal is that this will revitalize the campus completely, to make this a true medical campus of innovation for the future,” he said today.
Cherry Hill mayor Chuck Cahn (seventh from right) says the facility, built in 1960, really needs a facelift.

“For Kennedy to transform this site and this building into something that’s going to be magnificent, we are just so excited,” he said.

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Cahn says the project is privately funded and no township money is going toward construction.

The total budget for the expansion and renovation plan is $200 million.


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