Renovations and local photography create comforting new environment at Pender Memorial Hospital

January 31, 2011
BURGAW – A top-down renovation of Pender Memorial Hospital’s inpatient medical/surgical unit and post-acute care “swing bed” unit has created a brighter, more comforting environment for patients. The units have new flooring, cabinetry, ceilings and window coverings as well as freshly painted walls. Additionally, the hallways feature new photography from around Pender County. Patients and visitors will recognize scenes from their hometown and the natural beauty of the area. The renovation is the latest step in a continuous upgrade of Pender Memorial Hospital. The skilled nursing unit renovation was completed several months ago and upgrades to the campus, emergency department, and laboratory have also been completed in recent years. “The ongoing improvements are a reflection of our commitment to this community,” said Ruth Glaser, President of Pender Memorial Hospital. “We want our neighbors to know we are dedicated to giving them exceptional care so they don’t need to travel for the high quality medical services that are available here, convenient to where they live.” “We appreciate the investment New Hanover Regional Medical Center has made in Pender Memorial Hospital,” said Al Owens, Chairman of the Pender Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. “Their support makes projects like this possible. We also appreciate the gift of artwork from the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation.” Pender Memorial Hospital offers all private rooms for general medical and surgical patients who need to be hospitalized. The post-acute care “swing bed” unit provides the ideal setting for patients who no longer need the level of medical care provided in an acute care hospital, but still need skilled nursing and therapy before returning home. For more information, visit ###