Town Hall gathering

Bayhealth Completes First Round of Town Hall Meetings

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 | Bayhealth Sussex Campus

Bayhealth completed its first round of town hall meetings in several communities in Southern Delaware.

The teams responsible for developing the new health campus, along with those working to reimagine the existing Clarke Avenue facility, were on hand to answer questions and hear comments from town hall meeting attendees.

Public Town Hall meetings were held at Carlisle Fire Company; Houston Fire Company; Slaughter Beach Fire Hall and Milton Fire Department. Presentations were also held for the Milford Lion’s Club, Downtown Milford Inc. and the Milford Chamber of Commerce members and the Georgetown Economic Development Council. Additional Town Hall meetings are expected to be scheduled in 2016.

Town Hall guests had an opportunity to hear about health campus plans and to ask questions. During the presentation, participants learned about the project timeline, the development process, preliminary site plans and the Clarke Avenue facility redevelopment process.

Participants asked about plans for the size of the new inpatient hospital and ambulatory care center. Bayhealth leaders are working to design a health campus, inclusive of a hospital and an ambulatory care center, on approximately 55 acres of land—more than double the acreage of the current facility.

Many community members also had questions about the future of the Clarke Avenue facility. Bayhealth has partnered with an expert redevelopment firm, Trammell Crow, to ensure the property remains an asset to the Milford community. Modern Healthcare recently recognized Trammell Crow as the top development company in the industry. In early 2016, Trammell Crow will begin exploratory meetings with state and community officials to discuss potential options for the facility.

In Nov. 2014, Bayhealth shared plans to build a new health campus in Sussex County. The project – which will redefine health care in Southern Delaware – is scheduled to open in 2019. Positioned on a 165-acre property just off of Route 1, the new health campus will allow Bayhealth to provide cutting-edge health care in a highly accessible and convenient setting.