RMH Hosting Open House June 6

Press Release -- June 4th, 2010

The opening date for the new hospital is fast approaching, and RMH is hosting an open house this Sunday to familiarize visitors with the property.

RMH invites the community to come see its new destination for health and wellness at the new hospital ribbon cutting and public open house 1-6 pm. Sunday June 6.

The new hospital and campus is located at the corner of Port Republic Road and Reservoir Street.

The ribbon cutting ceremony with special music will take place from 1-1:30 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 40 of Harrisonburg will present the colors and raise the U.S. and state flags in front of the new hospital for the first time. Special music will be provided by the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir and the U.S. Army Blues Band. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for the ribbon-cutting.

An open house with self-guided tours will follow, from 1:30-6 p.m. Hispanic (bilingual) tour hosts will be available.

“Over the past four years, the community has watched with curiosity and excitement as the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital has taken shape at the corner of Port Republic Road and Reservoir Street,” said President and CEO Jim Krauss. “Now only a few short weeks remain until the new hospital opens June 22. The time has passed quickly, and we are almost ready to present this gift to the community.”

To reduce traffic congestion, easy and convenient parking will be available at JMU CISAT campus lots C10, C11, and C12, off of Carrier Drive near the JMU Festival and Conference Center. City buses will transport guests the short drive to and from the site beginning at noon. Buses will run continuously from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Those with physical limitations (and who have a handicap parking permit) are invited to park on the new hospital site. Please enter the campus at the Port Republic Road entrance and proceed to the security attendant. RMH Protection Services will assist with parking and any special needs.

Guests are advised to wear comfortable shoes for the walking tour, which may take 45-60 minutes. Light refreshments will be provided. No pets are permitted.

For more information, call HealthSource at (540) 433-4580.

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