BURGAW, NC (WECT) - After a major renovation project, Pender Memorial Hospital is now better equipped to take care of more sick patients in Pender County.
On Saturday, Pender Memorial Hospital invited the community to celebrate the results of the largest capital campaign in its history.
The renovation project, made possible through more than $500,000 in contributions from area donors, upgrades technology and provides a more welcoming environment for patients and their families.
Improvements include the addition of a new 16-slice CT scanner. Physicians use CT scans to evaluate conditions affecting the lungs, brain and arteries. Each year more than 2,400 patients treated at Pender Memorial Hospital receive a CT scan. Approximately 1,500 of those come in through the Emergency Department.