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Blue Ridge Medical Holds Groundbreaking – Update

[ 0 ] October 27, 2010 |

A rendering of what the completed Blue Ridge Medical Center will look like when finished. The original building is on the left. Drawing courtesy of Daggett + Griggs Architects, Charlottesville.

Nelson County, Virginia

It’s official. The ceremonial groundbreaking for Blue Ridge Medical Center’s new facility took place this past Wednesday afternoon. A recent 5 million dollar federal grant has allowed BRMC to expand its it current facility to accommodate growing needs in Nelson and nearby communities.

Photo Courtesy of BRMC : Staff, politicians, community leaders, and volunteers turn over the first spade of dirt at a ceremony this past Wednesday - October 27, 2010 for the official groundbreaking of a new facility.

“The grant will enable us to almost double the number of exam rooms, provide additional space for our Pharmacy and once again house our Rural Health Outreach Program at the Center,” Executive Director, Peggy Whitehead reported. “We are eager to get started.” CL. Lewis & Company, headquartered in the neighboring city of Lynchburg, as the general contractor for the construction of the new 28,465 square foot BRMC medical facility. The new building will be located on the Blue Ridge Medical Center campus, next to the existing medical facility, on Thomas Nelson Highway in Arrington, Virginia.

The construction price for the new facility is $3,954,919 which was the lowest bid received in a competitive bid process involving seven construction companies.

Peggy Whithead, Executive Director of BRMC, addresses the crowd at Wednesday's ceremony.

Completion of the new medical center is expected around September 2011. After a relocation into the new facility, the old building will be completely renovated with its renovation scheduled to be done in the summer of 2010.

Congrats BRMC!

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