On Tuesday, the area news media and local community leaders were given a tour of the new $46 million McDowell Hospital, which is scheduled to start caring for patients in February 2018. This shows the new hospital’s entrance where the public will go in and out. After that is accomplished, the old hospital, completed 34 years ago, will gradually be demolished and it should be gone by September of next year. A new parking area will be built where the old hospital stands now. It will be flat and more convenient for people to walk.