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Person Memorial is a 110-bed facility, licensed for 60 acute beds and 50 extended care beds. Additionally we have Specialty Clinics where individuals can receive a variety of services not typically found in a small community. These physicians come from Duke University Medical Center and South Boston, VA providing the community a wealth of expert healthcare providers.
Currently the Emergency Department has an annual volume of 18,500 visits and is staffed with 24 hours of physician coverage and 12 hours of MLP coverage. The hospital is in the process of a 26,700 square feet expansion to include the Emergency Department, Surgical Suite, Intensive Care Unit and Specialty Clinic area to maintain its competitive edge and to continue to meet medical needs and community expectations. The Emergency Department will gain an additional 3700 square feet of new construction and the current area will be renovated to accommodate projected future growth of visits each year. The new area will permit the creation of an emergency fast track to treat minor injuries. The fast track will include a viewing room, an ear/eye treatment room and a general treatment room. The more critical care area of the Emergency Department will have eight general treatment rooms and separate rooms dedicated to cardiac, cast, GYN and trauma. Two triage rooms providing total privacy for patients being assessed and directed to the proper level of care will be added. A decontamination/isolation room and a viewing/treatment room also will be available in the emergency area.
Located north, just beyond the bustling urban areas of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, Person County is located in the Northern Piedmont section of North Carolina. The county is bordered by Durham, Orange, Granville, and Caswell Counties, and the state of Virginia.