Plans for a new £15 million hospital serving Badenoch and Strathspey are expected to be submitted at the end of next month, NHS Highland has revealed.
Health bosses said they had been pleased with the constructive feedback they had received from residents who attended a public drop-in session at the Aviemore Community Centre on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Around 70 people inspected the plans showing the new hospital earmarked for the site at the Cairngorm Technology Park at Dalfaber at the north end of Aviemore.
More images of how the finished building could look were illustrated as well as the layout of the various departments, and how a new Aviemore health centre and ambulance base will fit in.
Health bosses also said that video conferencing will have a crucial role to play in the new set-up, and would mean an end to regular journeys for many local residents to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
NHS Highland head of finance Kenny Rodgers said: "Things have gone really well. We have had a good turn out of people and a good mixture of the population. There has been a lot of interest in the plans."
* More on this story in today's Strathy.