SC hospital temporarily closes its doors due to flood damage

Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree, S.C., is shutting down after severe flooding in October rendered the majority of the hospital unusable.

Williamsburg Regional's board of trustees and its management team decided to close down the hospital after assessments by the Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Federal Emergency Management Agency showed more than 50 percent of the hospital was unusable due to flood damage.

In a Feb. 5 Facebook post, the hospital said a modular hospital will be put into place to provide medical care until a new facility can be constructed over the next 18 to 24 months. The hospital hopes to have a modular emergency room functional within the next three weeks and a fully functional modular hospital in place within the next seven weeks.

 

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Posted by Williamsburg Regional Hospital on Friday, February 5, 2016

"It is important that you know we are NOT abandoning the citizens of Williamsburg County, and surrounding areas, from receiving healthcare," states the Facebook post. "Please rest assured that every effort is being made to restore full service as quickly as possible."

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