Growth in Pender County means more need for health care

October 23, 2006
ROCKY POINT - Construction of the 22,500-square-foot Rocky Point Medical Pavilion is well underway, as anyone passing by the intersection of N.C. 117 and N.C. 210 will tell you. And that means that access to basic health care services will soon be more convenient for residents in Pender, the state’s sixth fastest growing county.

“The concept of the Rocky Point Medical Pavilion is consistent with our long-standing mission of ensuring that all the residents of Pender County have access to quality health care,” said Matt Mendez, administrator of Pender Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. “We are extremely excited to provide the Rocky Point community with comprehensive primary care and diagnostic services all under one roof in an facility that is convenient and close to home.”

Pender Memorial will operate an ambulatory and diagnostic center in the Medical Pavilion when it is completed by summer 2007. Service offerings will include diagnostic X-ray, CT, mammography, ultrasound, mobile MRI, laboratory testing and outpatient rehabilitation services. Primary care and specialty physicians, as well as other medical services, such as dentistry and pharmacy are also planned for the complex, which is being built and developed by DeWitt Healthcare.

“The Rocky Point Medical Pavilion is yet another example of how Pender Memorial Hospital and New Hanover Regional Medical Center are serving the health needs of southeastern North Carolina,” said Mendez.

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