Smith Outpatient Center, damaged by flood waters, reopens
The Wilson L. Smith Family Outpatient Center at Rowan Regional Medical Center reopened today after damage from a recent flood.
Early on the morning of Aug. 27, heavy rains overtaxed the city’s drainage system, causing overflow of water to reach into the outpatient center, located near the corner of Mocksville and Barker Streets.
The flood waters damaged the carpet, sheet rock/dry wall, and equipment. The entrance to the facility was closed for three weeks while repairs were underway. The entrance is now open and the unit fully operational.
“We regret the inconvenience this natural disaster has caused to our patients and thank the community for its understanding and patience as we worked to recover from this unfortunate flooding situation,” said Rowan Regional Medical Center spokesman Michael Burton.
In addition to the repairs, the hospital has used the opportunity to remodel the Wilson L. Smith Outpatient Center, replacing the carpet with new tile and modernizing both the entrance and the lobby area.