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Good Samaritan Hospital to Host Topping Out Ceremony

Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes will celebrate a milestone in its 109-million dollar BEACON Project Thursday morning with a steel topping out ceremony.

The event will mark the completion of the structural steel construction for the hospital’s new patient pavilion, Gibault Memorial.

The ceremony will take place at 10:00 AM Thursday in the Health Pavilion’s Eva Hill Auditorium.

A long-standing tradition in the construction industry, a steel topping out ceremony is celebrated when a project’s final piece of steel is placed on the building’s highest point.

The BEACON Project includes the construction of the new Gibault Memorial, a redesign of key health care service areas, the upgrade of the hospitals critical engineering systems, and demolition of the current Memorial, Gibault and Willis buildings.

The work is scheduled to be completed by December 31st of 2016.