2009-09-24 / Front Page

FCMC Announces Topping Out Ceremony

Leave your mark in history, sign the last structural beam

The framework of Fulton County Medical Center's 16,000-square-foot patient services addition nears completion Tuesday morning. Hospital officials invite the public to a topping out ceremony on Tuesday, October 13, to sign the structure's final beam and watch as it is set in place. The Medical Center says its new addition will be ready for patients in June 2010. The framework of Fulton County Medical Center's 16,000-square-foot patient services addition nears completion Tuesday morning. Hospital officials invite the public to a topping out ceremony on Tuesday, October 13, to sign the structure's final beam and watch as it is set in place. The Medical Center says its new addition will be ready for patients in June 2010. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

The Fulton County Medical Center announced last week that the official "Topping Out" ceremony for the new patient services building addition will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. A ceremonial speech will begin the morning, followed by members of the community participating in signing the beam. Once the beam is signed by everyone, it will be lifted into place as the final structural element of the new patient services building.

The addition will be to the southwest corner of the main building. It will be a two-story 16,000-square-foot structure, with the main floor consisting of specialty physician and Home Care services. Complete with 15 exam rooms, two procedure rooms and a spacious general waiting area, the new addition will assist FCMC in attracting more physicians to the area. The center's current specialists include cardiology, general surgery, behavioral health services, midwifery, neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), orthopedics, outpatient surgery, plastic surgery, podiatry, pulmonology, and urology.

In addition, the second floor will house administration, accounting, the business office, managing nformation systems, human resources, community relations and development and the FCMC Foundation. There will also be a community conference room.

The building completion date is scheduled for June 2010. The general contractor is Palmer Construction of Mc- Connellsburg.

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