Sunday, March 29, 2015

Winston Medical Center Transitional Facility Open House - Doors Open April 1st

CEO Paul Black welcomes the public
The Winston County Medical Center transitional facility is set to open on Tuesday, April 1st and on Sunday afternoon, the public had the opportunity to view the facility during an open house.

The shining facility could be considered a testament to the hard work and efforts of the community and hospital leadership over the past 11 months since an EF4 tornado destroyed the existing hospital. Construction began on January 5, 2014  and barring any delays by FEMA, should be available for use on Tuesday.

One of 10 private rooms w bath
The more than 15,000 square foot structure is of panel construction and is built to withstand 125 mph winds. The transitional structure is intended to be used until a new permanent hospital complex can be completed in 2018.

WMC CEO Paul Black welcomed a crowd on Sunday and opened the doors for the public to tour the facility and ask questions of staff. Black took the opportunity to thank staff and those involved in setting up the facility.

Equipped with a full emergency room, 10 private rooms, full radiological services, lab and 7 private rooms for Turning Point, the hospital will replace the temporary tents and structures that served the community since the April tornado.

The transitional facility cost slightly more than $3.8 million and is a leased structure to speed the regulatory process required to open.
Lab at WMC Transitional Facility

Public Tours Nurses' Station

CEO Paul Black Welcomes the Public Prior to Tour