- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Singing River Hospital has completed a $6.3 million upgrade to the first three floors of the Southeast Tower, which began a little more than a year ago.

Chief Executive Officer Kevin Holland told The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1uL6kcB ) those floors on the eastern side of the front tower were gutted to update the rooms

The first floor contains 15 oncology rooms, the second floor houses 16 medical and surgical rooms and the third floor holds 16 rooms geared toward women’s health, including child delivery.

Holland said Thursday the second floor unit is already open to patients. The rest of the tower will open to patients Monday.

The number of beds at Singing River Hospital will remain the same at 435.

Spokesman Richard Lucas said the hospital opened in 1959 and some rooms are outdated.

The patient rooms were formerly semi-private and did not have shower facilities. Now, all patient rooms contain showers.

In addition, all nursing facilities are closer together so the hospital can work more efficiently. The rooms will also contain electronic patient medical record documentation, allowing caregivers to spend more time in the room with a patient.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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