ONLEY VA, June 2013 – The second of two parcels of land that will become the site of the relocated Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital and an accompanying medical office building was transferred to Riverside.  The 4.31-acre parcel with frontage on Lankford Highway was purchased for $625,000.00.

"Now that the land acquisition part of this project is complete, we can move into the next phase," said Robert Leatherbury, Chairman of the Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Board of Directors which governs the not-for-profit organization.  "We look forward to getting approval to start site work and ultimately to start building.  Our focus continues to be the expansion of local services for our Eastern Shore community," continued Leatherbury.

The acquisition of the second parcel allows direct access to the hospital from Route 13.  Traffic traveling south on Route 13 will be able to make a right hand turn into the hospital's driveway, and traffic traveling north will be able to make a left hand turn into the driveway.  Traffic leaving the hospital will be able to turn right to travel south on Route 13;  those visitors wishing to travel north will use the Market Street driveway and turn left onto Route 13 at the stoplight.

The next step in the process for the new hospital is submission of the site plan to the Accomack County Board of Supervisors.  After the County's approval, Riverside will set a groundbreaking date, anticipated to be in the fall of this year.

"While we are going through this next exciting stage of building the new hospital, we remain eager to provide excellent care and service to anyone who needs our help in our current locations from Parksley to Cape Charles.  Our walls will be replaced in a few years, but our dedication to the entire Eastern Shore community – our friends and neighbors – will never change.  Our team members are committed not only to helping you heal, but to giving you comfort in the process.  We serve this community proudly and will accept nothing less than our patients' satisfaction," stated Susan McAndrews, Vice President and Administrator at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital

Published: June 5, 2013