The expansion will begin right away with a scheduled completion in January 2010. At that time, Hendricks Regional will boast 789,000 square feet at its Danville facility.
The new three-story wing will house six operating rooms, 37-private pre- and post-surgery rooms for patients, and a cafeteria. The third floor will be set aside for future expansion needs.
"In order to better serve our community and remain a leading health care provider, Hendricks Regional Health is continuing to grow along with our surrounding population," CEO Dennis Dawes said in a statement.