The new ETMC Quitman will open for patient care at 8 a.m.,
Monday, July 15.
Hospital team members will begin the move-in process immediately
following the community open house on Sunday, July 14. The
emergency department will move during the early morning hours
Monday. No disruption in care is expected during the move.
"Everyone on our team is excited about the move to the new
facility," said Warren Robicheaux, administrator of ETMC Quitman.
"Many hours of planning have gone into the move, so we expect it to
be a seamless process. As always, our focus will be our patients.
Whether they are inpatients or visiting our emergency department,
we will make the transition as smooth as possible."
After the new facility opens, demolition will begin on the old
facility and adjacent buildings making way for additional parking.
To accommodate the demolition, a portion of Parker Street will be
closed. The new hospital, including the emergency department, will
be accessed via Winnsboro Highway (Highway 37). Patients
visiting physicians at the Barber Clinic will still access that
facility via Highway 154.
Providers at the ETMC First Physicians clinic -- Dr. Beverly
Waddleton, Dr. Annelise Ribeiro, Dr. Rick Martinez and Kimberley
Lowry, RN, FNP -- will move to the new hospital facility on Monday,
"We are looking forward to having our clinic in the hospital,"
Robicheaux said. "While the new facilities will be nice for the
staff, we believe our patients will benefit most as imaging and lab
services will be just steps away."
Until completion of the demolition and construction of the new
parking lot, parking will be limited. Open lots are located at
northwest corner of the new facility, across from the emergency
department; adjacent to the facility on the southwest corner
(handicapped) and in front of the Barber Clinic.
"We ask for the public to have patience with our parking
situation as we make this transition," Robicheaux said. "Hopefully
by this fall, demolition of the old hospital will be complete and
the new parking area will be available."