By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Construction of an additional Martinsburg City Hospital building could begin before Christmas, according to the architect designing the project.
Robert T. Eckels on Wednesday night gave the city planning commission a preview of the project - a three-story, 63,000-square-foot building that would be located on the south end of the hospital property.
Eckels said the first floor of the building would be occupied by a cancer treatment center that would be run in conjunction with the hospital. Nonessential services such as administration, bookkeeping, occupational therapy and some other outpatient services could also be moved into the building, according to Eckels.