Walterboro, SC – In the midst of preparation for COVID-19, Colleton Medical Center is also working to improve the appearance of its facility. The renovations will in no way impede the hospital's ability to care for patients.

The exterior of the building is being pressure washed, all of the facility's windows are being resealed, and the brick is being painted. The restrooms in the Behavioral Health department are being renovated as well. The preparation and pressure washing for the renovations began earlier this month. Members of the community can expect to see these improvements continue throughout the next few months.

The facility is currently 37 years old and has only had major renovations completed one other time in its history. During this time, the building has weathered several hurricanes, as well as normal wear and tear discoloring the exterior paint in some places. The goal of these improvements is to provide a more consistent look and to ensure that facility is concealed from the elements.

This effort is in a continued commitment to improve the campus for patients, visitors, and employees. Improvements to the hospital's campus began last November with the implementation of a ban on all smoking including e-cigarettes.

CEO, Jimmy Hiott, said, “My main concern is the safety of our patients every day, and our goal with these improvements is to ensure that our patients, and Colleton County, not only now have a safe facility to come to now but one they can continue to use for the next 20 to 30 years.”