NMH will build parking garage


By Tony E. Windsor

After years of concerns expressed by patrons of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, officials at the medical facility have announced plans to increase parking at the building on Middleford Road. Barbara Young, a representative of NMH, told members of Seaford City Council during the Tuesday, Nov. 12, meeting that the hospital is preparing a major construction project that will involve a full-spectrum cancer treatment facility and a two-level parking garage. Young said the new 26,200 square-foot oncology unit will provide chemotherapy and radiation cancer treatments as well as holistic medicine and other treatments. She went on to say that the hospital is now in the process of dealing with what has been an on-going problem with adequate parking spaces.
“The hospital will develop 179 new parking spaces, many of which will be located near the front entrance where many people want to be,” she said. She said along with developing the new parking spaces, the hospital will also be doing a significant amount of landscaping around the facility, including efforts that will enhance the river front along the banks of the Nanticoke River, behind the hospital.

She said along with developing the new parking spaces, the hospital will also be doing a significant amount of landscaping around the facility, including efforts that will enhance the river front along the banks of the Nanticoke River, behind the hospital. The hospital will eliminate structures that now house the medical professional buildings located on the west side of the hospital. Young said some of the doctors located in this building will relocate to a new facility that is being planned for a parcel of land along US 13 A, near the Seaford Post Office.
Dr. Mir Mousavi, whose practice is located in the Professional Building, will be housed at the new oncology unit once the project is completed. When the new parking garage is completed it will be a two-level structure that runs on the west side of the hospital and slopes down around to the rear of the building. Though parking spaces will be gained by moving access back toward the wetlands near the banks of the Nanticoke, engineers said that the actual wetlands will be left undisturbed. There will also be a special filter treatment system installed that will treat and discharge stormwater from the hospital property. Young said the hospital will also incorporate additional security measures, including lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols.

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