Singing River Gulfport celebrates one year anniversary

Singing River expanded into Gulfport one year ago. They have been giving patients access to an entire healthcare system of expert physicians and cutting-edge treatments.

Since cutting the ribbon on Singing River Gulfport, the 130-bed hospital, formerly known as Garden Park Medical Center, has grown rapidly. In just one year, Singing River Gulfport has added a skilled nursing facility, skilled level II NICU nursery, a newly renovated ER and a new cancer center. SRHS CEO Lee Bond said, “All the people who have worked so hard to make this happen, the great doctors that we have added to help make this community better and improve health and save lives.”

The one-year anniversary was more than just a celebration of the hospital’s advancements, but also a celebration of conquering adversities. “We’ve been through two hurricanes and two huge waves of the pandemic and what a testament to humanity.”

Dr. Philip Myers, an orthopedic surgery specialist, has been employed with Singing River Gulfport since its opening and tells News 25 it is amazing to see the growth of the facility. “Soon as Singing River took over there was an enormous jump in moral, an enormous boost in patient care, an enormous boost in resources, and funding which has really improved the healthcare in Harrison County and the Gulfport community.”

In celebration of the one year, Singing River decided to dedicate the day to self-care. People were able to come out and get mammograms, vaccinations, and regular health screenings. Dr. Eric Plott said, “As you guys see, a screening event. So, we are talking about breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer, and other types of cancer, things that we can and not just cancer, but other conditions, heart problems, and other things, that we can screen and hopefully prevent.”

Along with screenings, employees and guests also enjoyed refreshments, gifts, a photo booth, and raffles.

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