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FreemanWhite Contracted by Pitt County Memorial Hospital


Raleigh, NC, March 19, 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 renovation for the hospital’s main kitchen. The renovation will provide additional food service capacity that will be needed when the Eastern Carolina Heart Institute begins operation in 2008. Capacity will be added by expanding the kitchen storage into adjacent areas and constructing a building addition to establish improved receiving, storage and retrieval processes for food ingredients. The renovation will establish improved ingredient preparation, food production and refrigerated holding areas. The existing ware-washing equipment and ware storage area will be revised to provide two workstations and increase washing output. The project will be phased to maintain kitchen functions while construction occurs and will encompass approximately 6,500 square feet.

“FreemanWhite has been fortunate to provide healthcare design services for numerous projects at Pitt County Memorial Hospital and we are honored to have PCMH as one of our core clients,” said Jennings. “The planned improvements will ensure adequate food service will be provided to the Eastern Carolina Heart Institute, when it opens.”

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.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
919-233-6600
patty@mmimarketing.com

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