NORWOOD, MASS. (WHDH) - Steward Health Care broke ground on a new Norwood hospital Tuesday.

The state-of-the-art facility being built on Washington Street will be the area’s first newly constructed hospital in more than 25 years.

Gov. Charlie Baker, Congressman Stephen Lynch, State Sen. Michael Rush, and State Rep. John Rogers joined Norwood town officials and Steward Health Care executive leadership for the groundbreaking at 2 p.m.

“I think a lot of people thought when it happened, that it might never come back. But this is really a big day, it’s a big day for Norwood. Big day for the region,” Baker said.

The current facility is temporarily closed due to a catastrophic flood and storm event but continues to offer services to the community including diagnostic imaging, mammography, comprehensive cancer care, outpatient specialist, primary care telehealth, in-person visits, and outpatient sleep testing.

“Obviously, this was a huge blow to the community and the healthcare system and it happened three months into the pandemic,” Baker said.

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