Northern opens its first urgent care clinic located at 119 Welch Road in Mount Airy.
Northern Hospital of Surry County becomes Northern Regional Hospital and unveils a new logo.
In June 2009, the 58,000 square foot expansion of Surgical Services was completed and The Surgery Center was opened. This state-of-the-art facility includes integrated digital operating rooms, pre-admission testing, patient prep and holding areas, day surgery, endoscopy, family and visitor waiting, family consultation areas, post anesthesia care, and sterile processing.
Renovations continued within the hospital as the Nuclear Medicine department expanded. The Martin Memorial Building and former Martin Memorial School of Nursing was demolished to make way for expansion. Ground was broken for the new 58,000 sq. ft. Surgical Services expansion.
As part of its commitment to excellence, the hospital completed an extensive $18.6 million expansion and renovation project that has enhanced access to quality care in a safe environment. Patients benefit from a host of new technologies, expanded services, and streamlined patient care.
Additions to the emergency department and day surgery area were completed in 1993.
In 1985, the hospital increased its bed capacity to 160 beds to eliminate the use of four-bed wards. Nearly 80% of patient rooms became single occupancy. At this time, virtually the entire building was refurbished and modernized to provide state-of-the-art services. More services were added during the late 1980s, including..Read More
Because the service area of the hospital was medically underserved with about half of the citizens leaving the area for admission to other hospitals, a long-term plan was implemented to increase the number of physicians and services offered by Northern Regional Hospital. These new services included cardiology, internal medicine, orthopedic..Read More
The construction of a 14,000 square foot ambulatory care addition, which included pathology, radiology, outpatient/emergency and office space added on to the hospital’s north wing, was completed in 1974.