DRMC celebrates annex addition

On February 26, 2008, in News 2008, by Mark Norris

State Gazette February 26, 2008 Compliments abounded Friday as visitors, many of them Senior Circle members, got an official look at the Dyersburg Regional Medical Center Annex. During the two-hour open house hosted by the Senior Circle program on Feb. 22, community members took guided, and sometimes self-guided, tours to see how the former Dyer […]

State Gazette
February 26, 2008

Compliments abounded Friday as visitors, many of them Senior Circle members, got an official look at the Dyersburg Regional Medical Center Annex.

During the two-hour open house hosted by the Senior Circle program on Feb. 22, community members took guided, and sometimes self-guided, tours to see how the former Dyer County Health Department building had been converted into office space for six of the hospital’s departments.

“It’s changed since I’ve been in,” said Sarah Rice Miller, who served as the Health Department ‘s director and nursing supervisor for many years. In fact, for a period of time, the building was named in Miller’s honor for her service to the health department since 1947.

“They put a lot of thought into making use of the space, in selecting the colors and decorations,” Miller said. “They’ve done a good job. What all they did has really improved what they needed to use it for.”

  
Dyersburg Mayor John Holden and Dyer County Mayor Richard Hill cut the ribbon Friday for the official opening of the Dyersburg Regional Medical Center Annex. Among those attending the event were Sen. Mark Norris, hospital employees, Senior Circle members, citizens and Dyersburg-Dyer County Chamber of Commerce diplomats.Dyersburg Mayor John Holden and Dyer County Mayor Richard Hill cut the ribbon Friday for the official opening of the Dyersburg Regional Medical Center Annex. Among those attending the event were Sen. Mark Norris, hospital employees, Senior Circle members, citizens and Dyersburg-Dyer County Chamber of Commerce diplomats.

That included the putting in of several walls in order to accommodate Senior Circle and volunteers; marketing and business development; human resources; the durable medical equipment company Regional Medical Supplies of West Tennessee; accounting; and infection control. It also provided storage space for those departments.

“I think we should all be proud they were able to use building like this for the community,” said Dyer County Mayor Richard Hill.

In conjunction with the grand opening, the Dyersburg-Dyer County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony. Among those attending were Hill, Sen. Mark Norris, Dyersburg Mayor John Holden, community leaders, hospital CNO Sallie Adkins and other hospital employees, Chamber diplomats and Senior Circle members.

“This is one of the most important services we can provide,” said Norris (R-Collierville), speaking of the Senior Circle program, its move to the annex and its services to the community’s seniors. “This is one of my first loves — I’ve been involved on a number of levels with seniors and senior care, trying to look at a number of ways to help this generation. This is a cumulative effort.”