The new Syracuse Area Health campus has been a vision for years.That vision has been realized.  
A grand opening ceremony was Nov. 1 at 2731 Healthcare Drive in the atrium of the new hospital and medical center.
Several special guests attended the event to commemorate the occasion.  They included Senator Dan Watermeier, Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska Mike Foley, Syracuse City Council-member Orval Gigstad,  Syracuse Area Health CEO Michael Harvey, and others.
Lieutenant Governor Foley read a proclamation from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts declaring Nov. 1 as Syracuse Area Health Day.  Donors were recognized and appreciated for their incredible contributions to making the new hospital a reality.
CEO Michael Harvey has been at Syracuse Area Health (formerly Community Memorial Hospital) for 11 years.  When he started, they had 70 employees, and during his time here that has increased to over 145 employees and a variety of services with tremendous growth.
Harvey said, “We are proud to have continually added more and more services to offer to our community over the last decade.  
“With that growth, our prior campus became landlocked and prohibitive to future growth.  With this new campus, we now have the ability to grow well into the future and provide services for generations to come.”
Later, a community open house was held from 4-7:30 p.m. where hundreds toured the new facility for the first time.  A Starcare helicopter, Syracuse Fire, and Syracuse Rescue were at the event as well.  
There were many positive comments from community members and employees.  The event was scheduled prior to the actual opening in order to allow full access to tour the facility without affecting patient privacy.
Once they receive final approval from the fire marshall, a date will be set for moving into the new Syracuse Area Health campus.  They project that will be very soon.