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FreemanWhite Contracted by Pitt County Memorial Hospital to Design New Cardiac Catheterization Lab


Leading Healthcare Design Firm To Design Cath Lab In Space Vacated By Reading And On-Call Rooms

Raleigh, NC, March 07, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Ned Jennings, principal at FreemanWhite, has announced that the firm has been contracted by Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C. to design a new 1,200-square-foot cardiac catheterization lab (Lab “F”). The project includes relocating existing Reading and On-Call rooms to a nearby area to make room for the new lab. The vacated space will then be renovated to accommodate the requirements of new cardiac catheterization equipment. Architectural and structural elements, as well as fire protection, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems, will be modified as required to accommodate the renovation.

“We appreciate the opportunity Pitt County Memorial Hospital has given us to design its new cardiac catheterization lab,” said Jennings. “This project will allow the hospital to expand its renowned cardiac program to benefit more patients and we are honored to be a part of the team.”

About Pitt County Memorial Hospital:
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the flagship hospital for University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Pitt Memorial is a regional resource for all levels of health services and information. The hospital is a tertiary referral center and provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to more than 1.2 million people in 29 counties. In an average year the hospital serves, about 33,000 inpatients and more than 266,000 outpatients are treated in their facilities. More than 3,000 babies are born here in a typical year. Their clinical staff includes more than 500 physicians and 1,200 nurses. Pitt Memorial is fully accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). For more information please visit http://www.uhseast.com.

About FreemanWhite:
FreemanWhite provides architectural, engineering, interior design and consulting services for healthcare organizations in the United States. Founded in 1892, the firm has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh, N.C. and San Diego, Calif. and employs more than 200 professionals. The firm has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being named the 2005 North Carolina AIA Firm of the Year, as well as the fifteenth largest healthcare firm in the United States in 2006 by Modern Healthcare magazine. For more information please visit http://www.freemanwhite.com or call 919-782-0699.

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