Georgetown Memorial Hospital work on schedule
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Georgetown, SC --- Significant work to replace some of the aging infrastructure of Georgetown Memorial Hospital is progressing on schedule, said GMH officials, who released updated architectural renderings in early July.
“Georgetown Memorial Hospital has served the health care needs of Georgetown and surrounding areas for more than 62 years,” H. McRoy Skipper Jr., chairman of Georgetown Hospital System Board of Trustees, said. “A project of this scope is a reinvestment in our community and in our organization and will help ensure that we have the kind of facility we need to continue delivering quality healthcare well into the future.”
The project is being managed in a “phased” approach in order to minimize disruption to patient care.
The first phase, which is expected to cost about $22 million, will include replacement of aging equipment. A nursing unit on the second floor will undergo major renovation, and the hospital’s main entrance will be relocated from Black River Road to Memorial Lane. The first floor “mall” area also will be reoriented, providing a new traffic flow pattern which will improve patient access and convenience for outpatient services.
The roof, as well as the heating and cooling systems, will be replaced, and the exterior of the hospital will be replaced with a new surface.
“By resurfacing the outside of the building, the intent is to establish a new architecturally pleasing exterior design theme,” President and CEO Bruce Bailey said.