By the late 1990s, it was no longer feasible to keep adding to the original structure, and it was determined that another hospital had to be built. Consequently, construction on a new hospital commenced, and the state-of-the-art facility was dedicated in May 2001. The $25 million, four-story building consists of approximately 156,000 sq ft, with each floor measuring in at around 39,000 sq ft.
The old hospital used a geothermal system to heat the facility, and it was decided that the same type of system should be used for the new building. The rationale was that the engineering staff already knew how the system worked, so it would be a simple transition. In addition, geothermal systems are incredibly energy efficient, so the nonprofit hospital would see the savings reflected in its bottom line.