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Published on August 08, 2008

Waccamaw Community Hospital Hosts Open House for Completed Fourth Floor Addition

Friday, August 08, 2008

Murrells Inlet, SC— Georgetown Hospital System’s Waccamaw Community Hospital will host a public open house on Thursday, August 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. to showcase its recently completed fourth floor addition.

The project’s scope included the addition of 56 medical/surgical and acute inpatient rehabilitation beds for a facility total of 167 beds.

The project included relocation of critical care and inpatient rehabilitation areas within the facility and some other miscellaneous upgrades to the structure. 

Acute Care beds were expanded from 82 to 124.  The Critical Care Unit features a circular nursing station that allows patients to be easily visible for monitoring purposes.  Rooms blend the latest technology with patient/family convenience and comfort.  They also feature wall mounted telemetry, flat screen televisions, sleeper sofas/chairs for family and private bathrooms.

Waccamaw Rehabilitation Center, the area’s only acute inpatient rehabilitation facility, is located on third and fourth floors of Waccamaw Community Hospital. The construction project expanded inpatient rehabilitation beds from 29 to 43.  Rooms feature beds that convert to recliners for easy patient movement, private bathrooms and transitional areas that assist rehabilitation patients in their move from hospital to home. 

The floor also features spacious family waiting areas located on the end of each wing. 

Acute care beds are expected to open later in August and rehab beds will open October 1st

When originally constructed, Waccamaw Community Hospital also included some unfinished “shell space” which was completed and occupied in several projects preceding the most recent project in which the fourth floor was added.  The hospital had 69 total beds when it opened in 2002.

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