The new Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, located in Americus, Ga., anticipated opening date is December 17, 2011 and with it's opening patients will enjoy the largest green rooftop in the southeastern U.S.
According to Marcus Johnson, director of marketing and public relations, the roof is 26,000 square feet and the primary goal of the roof is to provide not only beautiful scenery, but provide a holistic environment for patients as well as visitor.
“It's been proven that patients heal better when surrounded by plants," said Johnson as he explained the benefits of the green roof. "It provides thermal insulation, cuts down on dust along with reducing energy costs. While it deflects a lot of the heat, it provides a holistic environment, he said, adding the new facility was designed with eco-friendliness in mind.”