One fundraiser called it “the building of dreams.”

Over three years, 1,200 tons of steel and 19,000 cubic yards of concrete have been wrought into the new, gleaming face of Memorial Health Care System.

The glass-faced, seven-story Heart and Vascular Center is the crowning achievement of the hospital’s $318 million, multi-phase expansion.

“It’s an amazing day for Memorial, and it’s an amazing day for cardiac health care in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the entire region,” said Zan Guerry, who helped lead the hospital’s fundraising effort for the expansion.

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