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If you’ve passed by the hospital in Elizabethtown lately, you’ve noticed the facility is under construction. However, the healthcare facility is still providing quality services and surgeries according to Ashley Dowless with Cape Fear Valley: Bladen County Healthcare.

Dowless stated, “Due to the damage sustained from Hurricane Florence, we are undergoing extensive construction. Hurricane Florence has created many hurdles for Bladen County Hospital, but after every storm, comes the rainbow!”

She gave an update, “So far we have new flooring in our Outpatient Surgery Department, state of the art lighting and equipment in the Operating Rooms, new cabinetry and countertops.

Engineering Director Tommy Lindsay said, “It’s a shame that patients are asleep when they are in these rooms, because they’re the prettiest rooms at the hospital!”.

Dowless added, “We are working diligently to keep the flow of patients and visitors seamless without any interruptions and we really appreciate everyone’s patience during our transformation.”

She continued, “Once construction is done at the hospital, the next phase will be the Elizabethtown clinics but we will be accessible.”

The hospital has been helping Bladen County since 1952, The facility is one of just a handful of Critical Access Hospitals statewide: each charged with a vital mission to serve the primarily rural community surrounding it.