Renovations begin May 8th on hospital entrance


Construction will begin Wednesday, May 8th, on the front of Appling Healthcare’s hospital building to renovate and extend the canopy over what now serves as the main entrance.

Construction is expected to last approximately 30 days and will affect parking and entry into the hospital. The project is funded entirely by a COVID -19 Prevention and Mitigation Hospital Grant, which can only be used for capital improvements. In addition to the canopy renovation, parking spaces will be re-striped and the flagpole will be updated with a new lighted pole.

The main entrance will be temporarily closed for the renovation and the entrance that has been closed will be opened back up for service. Visitors to the hospital are asked to use caution and be mindful of signage, especially signs relating to parking and traffic flow.

In last year’s renovation of the admissions area, also funded with a COVID-19 mitigation grant, Appling Healthcare separated the Emergency and Outpatient Registration areas to improve patient flow and help reduce infection control concerns.

In this project, the focus is on further streamlining patient flow and also improving entrances into the facility. Extending the entrance canopy will allow for a covered area for patients to safely exit their vehicles and enter the building during inclement weather conditions.

“We are thrilled to have received another grant to improve our facility,” said Andrea Graham, Appling Healthcare CEO. “It’s always exciting when we can forge ahead and enhance our facilities, focusing on patient safety and the overall patient experience.”