PINE BELT (WDAM) - This is a news release from the South Central Regional Medical Center.
South Central Regional Medical Center officials stated yesterday afternoon that the drive way to the hospital Emergency Department which is currently located on the east side of the medical center will be relocating to the west side of the building across from South Central Orthopaedics today.
Ladd Hatten, Vice President of Post-Acute Care and Facility Operations at South Central Regional Medical Center said, the change is occurring so the contractor can begin work on the $33 million dollar hospital expansion project. The project will include a new emergency department, a medical office building, a wellness and rehabilitation center, a heli-pad and additional parking.
Those going to the emergency department will enter the hospital parking lot from 13th Avenue directly across from South Central Orthopaedic. "We have placed signs along the thoroughfare directing the public to the temporary emergency department entrance," Hatten said. "We will keep the public informed as other changes are required."