Plans are being considered for a scaled-back version of a new Pinckneyville Community Hospital.
Administrator Tom Hudgins says he will meet Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee with architects and contractors about how to revise the hospital's current plans in hopes of reducing the cost from 34-million dollars to around 20-million. Hudgins says he expects to get the architects new drawings sometime next week. He says the hospital's board of directors will then reconvene later this month to go over the cost differentials.
Hudgins says if things progress as hoped, construction of the new hospital could begin this fall.