Oroville Hospital is beginning to renovate an old department store with plans for a 68,000 square foot expansion.
The hospital is working to fix up the old Montgomery Ward building on Oro Dam Boulevard.
The multi-million dollar expansion will include physical therapy and dialysis centers as well as a medical spa for some cosmetic procedures.
Hospital administrators say the whole goal is to provide patients with services closer to home.
"We expect that it will help the community, because it will keep people here in town,” Oroville Hospital CEO Randy Wentz said. “Many of our patients travel to Sacramento for medical treatment and so now we'll be able to keep those patients here in town."
The entire project is expected to open in four to six months.
The facility will accept medical and private insurance, but the cosmetic surgeries will not be covered by insurance.