DWM work finished

Published 7:56 am Thursday, June 11, 2015

Work is complete on the more than $13 million renovation and expansion project at D.W. McMillan Hospital.
Now, patients can access the hospital’s specialty clinics and outpatient departments using the emergency room entrance said Jason Daniel, DWM public information officer.
“Everything is now connected, and walkways are ready for use,” Daniel said. “It’s a great feeling. We’re excited to be able to offer out patients treatment in a state-of-the-art, newly renovated – and in some areas, completely brand new – facilities.”
DWM completed the project in roughly a year and a half, which brought new waiting and surgical areas, a new infusion center, equipment upgrades, emergency room renovations, and “an over-all face lift,” Daniel said.
“And one of the most exciting this is that with this project, we added the capability to expand and upgrade more in the future,” he said.
A few of the finishing touches, like artwork and furniture, will be completed in the coming days.
“When a person comes to the hospital, especially the ER, it’s hard,” Daniel said. “Going to the hospital is not fun, but we wanted people who come here to be comfortable, to see top-of-the-line equipment and to know they are being taken care of in the best way possible.
“I think this building helps us accomplish that,” he said.
DWM administrator Chris Griffin thanked the community for its patience.
“This was a big undertaking,” Griffin said of the project. “We are very thankful for everyone’s patience during the construction phase.”
We can’t wait for the community to come in and see what we’ve done with the place.”
An open house event will be scheduled in the coming days.

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