The ribbon cutting for the Intensive Care Unit at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital was Friday afternoon, January 23.

A standing room only crowd filled the new conference room at the Hamilton hospital to hear opening remarks by Hospital Board Chairman Don Lodmell, Chief of Medical Staff Dr. Jennifer Feighner, Board President Bill Rummel and Hospital Foundation Steering Committee Chairman Sonny LaSalle.

Then, CEO John Bartos and Dr Feighner cut the ribbon, and the "behind the scenes" tours began.

Featured in the over 9,000 square foot project (construction and remodeling combined) are five intensive care units, one of which is an isolation room and another is a bariatrics icu for larger people.

Officials say that, so far, over $2 million has been raised for the ICU, which, in the end, will cost about $3 million. The facility replaces a one-room, three bed ICU that has been in service since the hospital was constructed in the 70s.

KLYQ was at the opening ceremony and captured portions of the tour on video, which we've posted on our YouTube channel.