Little River, SC (PRESS RELEASE) – McLeod Seacoast staff gathered in the construction area of the new McLeod Seacoast Emergency Department to sign an unfinished wall memorializing the expansion of the facility on Tuesday, August 25.
Dick Tinsley, Administrator of McLeod Loris Seacoast, remarked during the festivities, “The signing of this wall today is a symbol of the teamwork that it takes to bring great healthcare services to our communities.”
As the community grows, so do the healthcare needs of residents of all ages and medical issues. For this reason, McLeod Seacoast is expanding its Emergency Department.
Allen Smith, of Balfour Beatty Construction Company, addressed the group at the ceremony as well. “It is great to be part of this project which is so significant to this community.”
The estimated date of completion is February 2016. The project will add 9600 square feet to the facility, while currently the Emergency Department stands at 5332 square feet. This expansion project will make a total of 24 exam rooms in the Emergency Department. McLeod Health truly has a vested interest in this community, and now an investment of $5 million to add for this addition reflects the intention of commitment and service.
McLeod Seacoast Emergency Department has continually inclined over the last few years. So far in 2015, it is trending at 10.24% over last year. These numbers substantiate the need for growth.
Following the presentation, team members of McLeod Seacoast Emergency Department were provided the opportunity to sign the wall first. The Emergency staff was led by Tim Carr, M.D., McLeod Seacoast Medical Director and Michele Davies, RN, Emergency Department Director.
Participants in the event responded with enthusiasm during these historic activities, underscoring the growth of McLeod services in the region.
About McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast:
McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast provide care for residents of northern Horry and southern Brunswick and Columbus counties. Founded in 1950, McLeod Loris is a fully-accredited acute care facility with 105 licensed beds. McLeod Seacoast opened in 2000 as an outpatient facility. In July 2011, McLeod Seacoast began providing inpatient care as a 50-bed hospital. On January 9, 2012, both facilities became part of the McLeod family of quality healthcare facilities. An additional facility located in Horry County affiliated with McLeod Health is the Center for Health and Fitness.