Bayhealth celebrated their “Topping Out” this week as they hoisted the ceremonial 200 pound, 13-foot long beam into place atop the highest part of the steel structure. The beam signifies a major construction milestone years in the making for the new 440,000 square foot Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus, scheduled to open in early 2019. Bayhealth gave community members, patients, physicians, employees and donors an opportunity to sign the ceremonial beam at the Bug and Bud Festival in Milford, DE along with placing it in the lobby of their Milford Memorial Hospital prior to this week’s commemoration.
“This day takes us one step closer to fulfilling the promise we made to southern Delaware,” said Bayhealth President and CEO Terry Murphy, FACHE in a press release. “Put simply, that promise is to bring the nation’s best healthcare to our families here at home. These new facilities are just part of what Bayhealth is doing to make the Bayhealth Sussex Campus a great place to give and receive care for many generations to come.”
According to Bayhealth, the innovative campus will include a six-story hospital with an expanded emergency department, additional operating rooms, and all private patient rooms. In addition to the hospital, a 70,000 square foot outpatient center allowing for additional services in one easy to get to facility will also be constructed on the health campus.