Hospital Nears Expansion, Board to Get Affiliation Update

    The Board of Directors for the Laurens County Health Care System holds their monthly meeting for November tomorrow evening. On the agenda is an update on the affiliation process. The local hospital system is working out details with the Greenville Hospital System which will outline a plan for Greenville to operate the Laurens County hospital system under a lease. Meanwhile, the Laurens County Health Care System is preparing for another major development in providing local health care: Open House is set for Sunday afternoon, December 2nd on a major expansion of the Laurens County Hospital. A new wing now nearing completion will include an extensive new Emergency Department on the ground floor and a new Women’sHealthCenter on the second level.

  Areas of the hospital being vacated by the new facilities will be used for other improvements, including changes in the pharmacy and adding an FQHC – a Federally Qualified Health Clinic – in the hospital.