Appleton, Wis. (WFRV) - Founded in 1899, St. Elizabeth Hospital is undergoing a $108 million renovation.
On a ten year journey, construction on the biggest phase yet will begin this month.
Phase four includes a five-story addition as well as upgrades to the cancer center, the adolescent behavioral health inpatient unit and demolition of the west part of the hospital built in 1924.
The idea is to modernize the campus and improve quality of care.
"It really comes down to taking care of our patients and taking care of our community. We were Appleton's first hospital," the hospital's president Travis Anderson says. "In what we've found where we've invested in phases one through three we've had outstanding results."