Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) officially cut the ribbon on its new Delmarva Health Pavilion in Millsboro on Oct. 22.
“What a privilege it is to stand here during this grand opening of our magnificent grand opening,” said Dr. Peggy Naleppa, president and CEO.
Officials in attendance included Millsboro Mayor Robert Bryan, state Rep. John Atkins and Sussex County Council President Michael Vincent.
“I’m not able to express how much the Millsboro Town Council and staff appreciates this Delmarva Health Pavilion coming to Millsboro. It means so much to residents and the residents of our neighboring communities,” Bryan said.
The groundbreaking for the facility took place on Oct. 9, 2012, a little more than two years before the opening of the facility. The health pavilion features Peninsula Regional Family Medicine, Peninsula Orthopedic Associates, NRH Regional Rehab, Peninsula Imaging and more.
“We’re glad to be a part of the evolving healthcare system that brings care closer to home in the communities that we serve. Across the nation, no longer can you just build a hospital and expect people to come for your every ache and pain. We know we need to provide services for you to walk in to that are close to home.”
The facility still has room to grow, however, as there are a number of offices still available for lease.
“This is only the beginning,” said Bryan, “with many more services and physicians to be added in the coming months. With so many retirees and young families in our area, there’s no question in my mind that we’re cutting the ribbon today on what is soon to be one of the most successful ventures to ever open in Millsboro.”
Naleppa said PRMC has been serving the community’s health care needs for 117 years and has a tremendous legacy in the community.
“This certainly is an outstanding achievement for us and a huge step forward in advancing healthcare services.”
Bryan said he and the council welcome the facility, noting their excitement to be able to house such a facility in their town.
“Every community wants to be able to say they have a medical facility. Now Millsboro can honestly say we have the best around… It was well worth the wait.”
The Delmarva Health Pavilion is located at 30265 Commerce Drive in Millsboro.