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Emergency Department at Sandhills Regional Medical Center to Close

March 04, 2017

FirstHealth of the Carolinas

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               March 4,  2017

                                             Gretchen Kelly

Administrative Director, Public Relations

                                                         (910) 715-5463

Emergency Department at Sandhills Regional Medical Center to Close


HAMLET – Effective March 6, 2017, Sandhills Regional Medical Center (SRMC) will be closing its emergency department, thus no longer providing emergency services at Sandhills in Hamlet.


Emergency services will be relocated to the nearby FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital.


While emergency services will no longer be provided at Sandhills, the facility will remain open and continue to provide services to the community.


“FirstHealth strives to provide quality care to the communities we serve,” says John Jackson, president of both Richmond Memorial and Sandhills Regional. “With the addition of Sandhills Regional to the FirstHealth family, we have been able to further that mission in Richmond County.”


SRMC will continue to provide inpatient and outpatient medical services including surgery, MRI, cardiopulmonary care, imaging, endoscopy, urogynecology and intensive outpatient behavioral services.


Patients in Hamlet seeking services for medical conditions such as colds, flu, strep throat and minor injuries now have access to the new convenient walk-in clinic, FirstHealth Convenient Care in Hamlet, located on Highway 74 Business, across the street from Sandhills Regional Medical Center and Richmond Community College.


To learn more about FirstHealth services in Richmond County, and for an opportunity to improve your health, stop by the Sandhills Regional Medical Center HealthierU Spring Screening event on March 30 and 31 from 7 to 10 a.m. Screenings will include a wellness profile, glucose, blood pressure, bone density and more.

For more information about services offered by FirstHealth, visit or call (800) 213-3284.