n November, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) opened its new, state-of-the-art, 167,000-square-foot facility in South Hill. The new facility offers 70 acute care beds, along with a cardiac catheterization lab, an emergency department, three operating rooms, an obstetrics suite and other facilities. The new building is the first medical facility erected in South Hill since 1954. VCU Health has committed at least $75 million in funding to the hospital. VCU Health CMH provides health services for the south-central region of Virginia and portions of northern North Carolina.
On Nov. 11, 28 patients were moved from the old hospital to the new one, with the support of several rescue squads. “We ushered in a new era of health care today with this patient move. It’s a culmination of years of hard work by the CMH board, our partners with VCU Health and, of course, our staff and volunteers,” said Scott Burnette, CEO of VCU Health CMH on the day of the move. “There were more than a few misty eyes when we announced at 10:42 that the old CMH was officially closed. A lot of fantastic work was done over the past 63 years inside those walls.”
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The Virginia Medical Group in Colonial Heights joined Pauley in June 2016. The outpatient cardiology and neurology practice, now known as VCU Health at Colonial Square, is located at 2905 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA. 23834. Phone: (804) 526-0682.