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Delta Regional Medical Center began its legacy of community-based health care in the 1950s as Washington County General Hospital. Since that time, the hospital has continued to grow, meeting the changing needs of area residents.
1960s: Addition of an eight-bed intensive care unit, four new nursing units and the enlargement of the physical therapy department, laboratory, and pharmacy.
1972: A ten-bed self-contained Critical Care Burn Unit is created.
1975: Home Health Agency brings nursing, physical/occupational therapy and speech therapy, hospice care, and home respiratory services to the area.
1977: 100 beds are added.
1982: Mississippi Firefighter's Memorial Burn Center is constructed.
1985: Washington County's only 24-hour emergency room is opened. Also a 15-bed Chemical Dependency Unit is opened.
1988: The Bethesda Cancer Treatment Center brings full-service, state-of-the-art cancer treatment close to home.
1990: Lighthouse Lodge, which gives patients' family members temporary living quarters close to the hospital, is constructed.
1993: Maternal Child Center is opened, featuring comfortable, fully equipped, labor/delivery suites where mothers may remain in one room for all stages of childbirth.
1995: An $8 million dollar expansion program that included a new surgical department with the latest in surgical equipment, a sixteen-bed Critical Care Unit, and an eight-bed Pediatric Unit is completed.
2000: Inpatient Rehabilitation Center and Wound Healing Center is opened. Heart and Vascular Center's second advanced Cardiac Catheterization and Special Procedures lab is opened. Diagnostic Imaging is acquired.
2001: Renovations to Delta Regional’s 24-hour Level II Trauma Center are completed. The Emergency Center also introduced QuikCare emergency service.
2003: Abandoned business front Highway 1 is purchased and green space with trees and landscaping is created, changing the appearance of the neighborhood.
2004: King’s Daughters Hospital from Community Heath Systems, a national for-profit company, is purchased. This promoted a legacy of KD to the community it has served since the early 1900’s. Delta Regional becomes Mississippi’s 9th largest medical system.
2005: Solutions Geriatric Psychiatric Unit, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Solutions Adult Behavior Unit, Diagnostic Sleep Center, Endoscopy Lab, Mammography, Ultrasound, Bone Density, X-ray, Wound Healing Center, Home Health and Hospice headquarters, Marketing, Managed Care, Wellness, Education and Program Development are moved to the West Campus (King’s Daughters) to fully utilize the space.
2006: A 24-hour Chest Pain Clinic housed in the Emergency Department is added. The following services are also added: Aquatic Therapy, Sports Medicine and Inspirations Outpatient Counseling Program. A total of 24 beds are added to the telemetry unit of the Heart and Vascular Center, the Wound Care Center, and Solutions Senior Care and Adult Care services.
2007: Renovations on Delta Regional’s main campus are initiated, including a 5,920 square foot expansion of the Emergency Department, conversion of the former Burn Center to a state-of-the-art Heart and Vascular Center, a 3,980 square foot expansion of the Maternal Child Center with an addition of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Delta Regional Medical Center has grown and evolved over the years, bringing a better quality of life and health to area residents. We are committed to continuing to grow and improve as we work towards our vision of becoming the best hospital in the state of Mississippi at which to receive care, practice medicine, and work.