2010-05-27 / Front Page

Ribbon-Cutting For FCMC Addition Set For June 22

Patient Services building will open to public on July 5
By Jean Snyder STAFF WRITER

Fulton County Medical Center’s new Patient Services building, located at the southwest corner of the new medical center, will open to the public on July 5, just over one year after groundbreaking. Fulton County Medical Center’s new Patient Services building, located at the southwest corner of the new medical center, will open to the public on July 5, just over one year after groundbreaking. Less than one year after breaking ground for its new Patient Services building, Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) will hold the official ribbon-cutting ceremony that will mark the opening of the new building located on the new FCMC campus.

The ceremony will be held on June 22, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. The opening of the new wing will bring all FCMC offsite services to the campus located off Peach Orchard Road west of McConnellsburg. The services will be available to the public beginning July 5.

The construction of the $4.5 million 16,000-square-foot addition, located at the southwest corner of the hospital, has been strictly on schedule. When ground was broken June 30, 2009, the completion date was set for June 2010. Keeping to schedule, a “topping out” ceremony was held on October 13, 2009.

The opening of the new ad- dition comes less than three years after the Medical Center opened the doors of a new 100,000-square-foot critical access hospital and long-term care facility. The 2007 move did not bring all of FCMC’s services under one roof and specialty services, as well as Home Care, business and administrative operations, were still located in four separate sites off campus. The opening of the new building will now consolidate all services under one roof.

The two-story addition, constructed by Palmer Construction Co., will house specialty physicians on the main floor. Space will include 15 exam rooms, two procedure rooms and a waiting area. Home Care Services will also be located on the main floor. Current specialty services include cardiology, general surgery, individual and family therapy, midwifery, neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, outpatient surgery, plastic surgery, podiatry, pulmonology and urology.

Administration, accounting, business office, management information systems, human resources, community relations and development, the FCMC Foundation and a community conference room will be located on the second floor of the addition.

Guest speakers for the ribbon-cutting will include Jason F. Hawkins, president & CEO, FCMC; Lynn Palmer, FCMC Board chairman; and William C. Dovey, FCMC Board vice chair and chairman of the Building Committee; Bill Palmer, Palmer Construction; state Sen. John H. Eichelberger; Sue Yeager, state Rep. Dick Hess’s Office; Fulton County Commissioners; Sharon E. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., president, FCMC Medical Staff and Spence Perry and Helen Overly, FCMC Foundation Board. The Medical Center is awaiting confirmation on additional speakers.

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