Public invited to ER groundbreaking on Aug. 8

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) in Orangeburg will host a public groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction of a new freestanding emergency department for Bamberg and Barnwell counties.

The event will be Tuesday, August 8 at 10 a.m. at the construction site on Highway 70, just west of Denmark in Bamberg County.

The 20,000-square foot facility will include 24-hour emergency care with CT scan, X-Ray and ultrasound diagnostic imaging, lab and observation services, according to a press release by RMC.

Located on 10 acres of land adjacent to Highway 70 between the cities of Denmark and Barnwell, “the emergency department will be easily accessible for the populations of both Bamberg and Barnwell counties,” states the release.

“RMC is very excited about the new freestanding ED project for Bamberg and Barnwell counties. We look forward to extending our services to those underserved areas and bringing convenient access to healthcare to those who need it,” said RMC Vice President of Strategy & Compliance Brenda Williams, MHA, FACHE.

It is projected that construction will take 12 months. The name of the new emergency department is under development and will be announced in the near future, states the release.

GMK is the design building firm for the project.