DHEC has been working with administrators of Williamsburg Regional Hospital since the October 2015 floods to address issues associated with mold and water infiltration. On February 1, 2016, the hospital notified DHEC of their intent to close their building. After further discussions with hospital administrators, it was determined that the building should be vacated and the hospital should go to “zero census,” meaning they would have no patients. Please see the attached letter, dated Feb. 4, 2016, for more details.
Since that time, DHEC has been working with Williamsburg Regional on both their short-term and long-term goals of re-establishing health care services within their community. DHEC and the hospital have been participating in weekly conference calls and DHEC recently gave conditional approval for Williamsburg Regional to bring in a temporary/mobile emergency department.