Beaufort Memorial Hospital's long-awaited emergency room expansion is now under way, and we urge the public to be prepared for the changes now in place.
Last year, 40,000 patients were treated in the old emergency room -- twice a many as it was designed to handle. That explains why the hospital and community have worked hard for many years for the $14.5 million renovation project.
During the eight months of construction, patients will use a temporary emergency room. Key tips from the hospital on how to be prepared for the changes now in place include: