Officials at a new hospital in Monticello say the transition to the new facility is going smoothly.
The new Kirby Medical Center  opened Thursday morning. Since then, hospital staff has been working to transfer patients from the old hospital to the new one.
Kirby Medical Center spokesperson Michelle Rathman says those changes have gone well so far, and that upgrading to a new facility was a long awaited change.
Hear from Michelle Rathman.
New features at Kirby Medical Center include private rooms for all patients, upgraded MRI services, and more spacious emergency rooms.
The new facility is located on the north side of town, near the Market Street exit on I-72.
The hospital phone number has remained the same at 762-2115.