2009-06-18 / Front Page

Groundbreaking At FCMC June 30

For Patient Services/Administrative Building
STAFF REPORT

This architectural rendering depicts the hospital's new addition. This architectural rendering depicts the hospital's new addition. Ceremony at 11 a.m.

Just 19 months after Fulton County Medical Center opened its doors to its new healthcare facility on Peach Orchard Road, a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled this month for a new patient services and administration building.

The new addition will be a two story, 16,000-square-feet expansion to the new hospital. The groundbreaking is set for Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at 11 a.m.

The main floor of the expansion to the southwest corner of the existing facility will consist of specialty physician services with 15 exam rooms, two procedure rooms and a large general waiting area. The main floor will also include easy access to Home Care Services.

The second floor will house administration, patient accounting, the business office, management information systems, human resources, community relations and development department, and the FCMC Foundation. There will also be a community confer- ence room.

The general contractor will be Palmer Construction of Mc- Connellsburg, and the building will take approximately 12 months to complete.

President and CEO Jason F. Hawkins said of the announcement, "This building will consolidate all FCMC off-site offices to one campus. It will also provide a more effective environment to retain and recruit specialists to Fulton County to better serve our patients and community."

Currently, the departments listed above are housed at various locations in McConnellsburg, including Penn's Village Shopping Plaza, on South Second Street in the two homes owned by FCMC and on North Second Street in the old IGA building. In addition, the administration is hopeful that it will assist in recruiting new physicians to the hospital.

FCMC currently offers specialty services in cardiology, general surgery, outpatient surgery, plastic surgery, midwifery, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, podiatry, pulmonology, urology and otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat).

For more information regarding naming opportunities in the new wing, please contact the FCMC Foundation at 717-485- 6842.

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