By Alex Flum
SALISBURY, Md.- Having been in service for 38 years, the visitor elevators at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center are ready for an upgrade.
The hospital announced Monday that the project to replace elevators five and six, which are located near the Guerrieri Heart and Vascular Institute lobby, would begin that day and is expected to be completed within 20 weeks.
“This is all part of a scheduled modernization of both visitor elevators serving the East and West Towers,” Executive Director of Facilities and Properties at PRMC Tom Anderson said. “The new elevators will be more energy efficient, provide a smoother ride and will feature all modern technology which will result in a faster response time once called to the floors.”
Elevator five will be out of service for approximately 10 weeks, while elevator six is expected to be worked in the 10 weeks that follows the completion of the first elevator. The hospital plans to keep at least one elevator open at all times during the next five months.
The elevators have been in service since 1977 when the hospital added the East and West towers.