Construction of new hospital over halfway complete
By Linda Green

“This is so exciting and I cannot wait to see the finished work” were the refrains heard as physicians, medical staff and administrators toured the 60 percent completed University Hospital McDuffie Monday.
Twelve University Hospital McDuffie staff members were given a guided tour through the under construction facility to see what had been done since the topping off ceremony in March.
The doctors and medical personnel were taken from room to room, and hallway to hallway on July 21 to see the emergency rooms, exam rooms, radiology, operations theaters and other areas in between.
The tour gave the medical staff the opportunity to see their work areas at the present stage, see what their areas and the hospital will look like, provide input and have contractors correct areas of concern.
Robert Polglase was delighted to tour the operating theater. “This is wonderful to see a concept, something that existed only on paper a few months ago and of many different conversations come into fruition,” said the doctor of emergency medicine and hospital medicine
The new 67,000 square-foot hospital at 2460 Washington Road, just north of Interstate 20, will initially feature 25 patient rooms, three operating rooms, countless state of the arts services, including cardiac and trauma, a laboratory and cafeteria. The $30 million hospital is being constructed on 40 acres and it replaces the former downtown McDuffie County Regional Medical Center, that has served the area since 1952.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, July 24, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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