PAGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Page County leaders and the community celebrated the new $37 million Page Memorial Hospital facility on Monday.
People had the chance to tour the hospital after local leaders and representative Bob Goodlatte cut the ribbon for the facility.
The new hospital has larger operating rooms, new surgical equipment, a new rehab gym and other features. The old hospital stands next to the new building.
Leaders said that with new services, patients won't have to travel out of the area for hospital visits. Luray mayor Barry Presgraves said that although Page County is economically depressed, a hospital is a step in the right direction.
Paula Burner-Kibler, who lives in Page County, used to travel for health care, but said she won't have to anymore.
"We have health care in our own backyard. And I just can't begin to tell you how positive it is for all the community. And looking forward to more economic development, because of having a better hospital," said Burner-Kibler.
Hospital patients will be moved over to the new facility on Saturday.
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