Optim Medical Center-Screven Announces Plan for Emergency Department Renovation

All hospital services will remain open and operational during construction

Optim Medical Center-Screven Emergency Department Renovation Ribbon Cutting

Optim Medical Center-Screven is excited to announce it is beginning a renovation project that will transform key parts of the hospital over the next 8 months. During construction, all hospital departments and services offered will remain open and operational without interruption.

The plan includes a host of improvements and changes in design and function. The major project is building an entirely new Emergency Department. The new Emergency Department will be relocated with a more accessible entrance for patients and ambulances, offer a better patient flow and efficiency, and enhance the safety, comfort and privacy for emergency room patients and their families. 

“What better way to honor our hospital entering its 70th year of patient-focused care than with a renovation that transforms our hospital in such a valuable way for our community”, commented Optim Medical Center-Screven Chief Executive Officer, Lagina Evans. “The renovation plan builds on our legacy of compassionate care, as well as being future-focused to enable us to provide improved healthcare access for generations to come.”

This project shows Optim Medical Center-Screven’s commitment to keep high quality care local and reinvesting in healthcare for the greater Screven region. 

Project improvements include:

  • Relocation of existing Emergency Department
  • Expanded and remodeled entryway
  • Enhanced ventilation system

As a result of COVID-19, the importance of reducing exposure to airborne illnesses and caring for those stricken with such illnesses became ever more present. Additional improvements will include more negative air pressure rooms and the installation of an enhanced ventilation system as the hospital continues to take measures to reduce the spread of infections, and care for those that may need treatment in the future in our community.

“You will see construction fencing up,” explained Evans. “We want to assure you that we are still open and will continue to provide excellent care for our patients through the entire project.”

Optim Medical Center-Screven kicked-off the renovation project with a ceremony on Wednesday, July 20th on the hospital grounds.

CLICK HERE for The Augusta Chronicle / Sylvania Telephone article on the hospital renovation.

Lagina Evans, Optim Medical Center-Screven CEO
Will Boyd, Screven County Commissioner, Chairman
David Boddiford, Hospital Authority, Chairman
David Perry, Optim Health System, CEO
Georgia State Senator Max Burns with Lagina Evans, Optim Medical Center-Screven CEO
Emergency Department Renovation Ribbon Cutting