Southport hospital received $8.5 million for improvements

BRUNWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Dosher Memorial Hospital has received $8.5 million to make improvements to the hospital.

According to a news release, the $8.5 million low-interest loan, awarded by USDA Rural Development, will be used to convert all the existing 25 acute care patient beds into private rooms for this critical access hospital located in Southport.

16 of the 25 new rooms will have renovations and upgrades including new toilet rooms, new patient care areas, and electrical and plumbing systems, among others.

According to the news release, the other eight rooms are new rooms and are larger than the existing rooms and allow for adequate handicapped accessibility and high patient acuity.

In addition, one new room is equipped for patient isolation.

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