Vidant Beaufort Hospital gets new elevator

Published 10:59 pm Saturday, March 9, 2013


The Rev. Jimmy Moore, pastor of Washington’s First Baptist Church, was the first hospital visitor to use the new elevator. (Submitted)

Visitors and employees at Vidant Beaufort Hospital are getting a lift — actually a new lift — as they go about their visits or duties at the hospital.
“We had a milestone occurrence this week and as we opened the first of two new elevators. This has been a project that our staff as well as the community has been looking forward to for a long time,” wrote Pam Shadle, the hospital’s manager of marketing, public relations and development, in an email.
The new elevator is part of the project to replace both of the hospital’s elevators. Work to replace the other elevator continues and is expected to be completed by early summer. The new elevator began its ups and downs Wednesday.
Seven hospital employees — Teresa Hoffman, Josie Hardison, Sonya Jones, Maria Urrutia, Jimmy Orange, Latonya Windley and Ward Bullock — were the first people to use the new elevator after it was opened to employees and visitors.