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(7-25-17) The construction of the West Wing Expansion at Mercer Health’s Mercer County Community Hospital is progressing as planned and has reached an important milestone – its topping out ceremony.

Mindy Kremer, Senior Director of Development, Marketing and Community Relations at Mercer Health

“We are pleased with the progress and are very excited to invite the community and our staff members to participate in some special events to celebrate the progress of the project.”


Beam Signing

The last structural beam to be placed in the building will be available for staff and community members to sign.  The beam will be available in the east lawn of Mercer Health West Campus (former Briarwood Manor), 830 W. Main St., Coldwater, on the following dates and times.

  • Thursday, August 3rd – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, August 4th – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 5th – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 6th – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, August 7th – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 8th – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 9th – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Topping Out Ceremony

A topping out ceremony, an exciting construction tradition, will take place on Wednesday, August 9th at 12 noon.  Refreshments will be served.  The ceremony will also be available to view via live stream at  The ceremony will take place on the east lawn of Mercer Health West Campus (former Briarwood Manor), 830 W. Main St., Coldwater.


The West Wing Expansion and associated Building on a Promise capital campaign were announced in February 2016.  After a year of planning and preparation, on-site construction work began in April 2017.  The West Wing Expansion is expected to be completed in Fall 2018 and will meet the healthcare needs of the community featuring three floors of enhanced space to provide adequate space and improved functioning for surgical services, all private inpatient rooms, and increased accessibility and functionality of outpatient service areas.

Kremer states:

“In order to continue to meet the healthcare needs of our community, an expansion project is necessary.  The visionaries that made this organization a reality in 1950 made a vow to make quality healthcare available locally.  We are building on that promise initiated by the forefathers of this organization.”

For more information about the expansion and the Building on a Promise campaign, visit