Mother’s Day weekend had special significance for the family of caregivers at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center as they hosted special events to mark the opening of the much-anticipated new Women’s Center. The $18.5 million dollar project will include 7 Labor and Delivery Rooms, 2 bed observation bays, 13 patient rooms, one suite equipped with state-of-the art technology to perform C-Sections, outpatient diagnostics (including digital mammography, a stereo-tactic breast biopsy suite and a new bone density diagnostic unit), a new neonatal intensive care unit, a new, separate entrance and waiting room to the ER, and a new main entrance to our waiting room to the hospital.
According to Dwayne Blaylock, Chief Executive Officer at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center, the new addition totaling 40,000 square-feet will be a catalyst for continued growth and success not only for our Women’s Services but for the entire hospital. “Our obstetrics program has been a cornerstone of this hospital for decades and now the dedicated and respected physicians, nurses and staff who provide patient care at Gilmore will have beautiful, new facilities. We are very proud of the reputation the staff has earned over the years. We consider it a privilege to be a part of so many families’ lives as they welcome their newest members into the world. Gilmore will have some of the most modern facilities and equipment in the region and streamlined outpatient care areas to make the patient care experience all the more welcoming and comfortable. Everyone at Gilmore is extremely excited about this new facility and it adds special significance to host the opening near Mother’s Day, a time when we reflect on and honor those women who give us life and love. We are proud to continue the longstanding tradition of compassionate care for women and their families in this great new facility, ” Blaylock said.
Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center is a 95-bed hospital that was originally founded in 1916 as the first modern medical center in Northeast Mississippi by Mr. and Mrs. Ellie Davison Gilmore. Then, in 1961, Gilmore Memorial Hospital was constructed where it stands today. In 2005, it was acquired by Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA), operator of 56 hospitals throughout the United States, ten of which are located in Mississippi. Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center plays a major role in the economic strength and vitality of Monroe County and the surrounding communities.