Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital breaks ground on major construction project

by AnnGardner Eubank

 

Taking part in the groundbreaking from left are Rappahannock General Hospital (RGH) and Bon Secours Richmond Foundation divisional consultant Jimmie Carter, Lancaster County Board of Supervisors chairman Ernest Palin, The Campaign for RGH co-chairman and Chesapeake Financial Shares, Inc., president and chief executive officer Jeff Szyperski, Lancaster County District 4 supervisor Bill Lee, Kilmarnock Mayor Mae Umphlett, Del. Margaret Ransone, RGH vice president and administrator Alan Bailey, Virginia Department of Health Three Rivers Health District director Dr. Richard Williams, Bon Secours Richmond System Board member and The Campaign for RGH honor co-chairman Sissy Crowther and Bon Secours Richmond chief operating officer Chris Accashian.

Administrators, board members and hospital directors gathered Thursday, April 15, for a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony on a $15 million renovation and expansion project at Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock.

The expansion, under contract with W.M. Jordan Company of Newport News, will result in a drastic overhaul to the emergency department. The renovations will include the transition from the existing eight bed semi-private unit to a 10 bed unit with totally private rooms.

RGH emergency room medical director Dr. Jennifer Termeer said….

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