LEWISBURG, Pa. -- On Monday, June 3, 2019, Evangelical Community Hospital served as a gathering spot for a topping out ceremony for the Patient Room Improvement Modernization and Enhancement (PRIME) project. The largest construction project in the Hospital’s history, employees and volunteers gathered to watch as the final steel beam of PRIME was placed on the building’s exterior skeleton. The final beam bears the signatures of employees and volunteers who have financially supported the PRIME project and sets the cornerstone for a future of caring by the dedicated professionals of Evangelical.
In building construction, topping out is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its construction. It signifies good luck for future occupants, continued growth, and safety during construction. It also celebrates an important achievement or milestone in a building’s construction.
PRIME consists of a nearly 112,000-square-foot, 4-story new addition and 20,000 square feet of renovated existing space. When completed, the new addition will provide private rooms and private bathrooms to Evangelical patients.
For more information on the PRIME project and to pledge support of the future of Evangelical, visit www.evanhospital.com.