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Wednesday, representatives cut the ribbon on its new, 5.1 million dollar critical care unit.

The unit has 17 beds and marries the former cardiac care and intensive care departments.

The new space was dedicated to Dr. J Bookins Taylor, a long-time fixture in the Bluefield health care community.

His son David Taylor spoke to WVVA about his father's gratitude and appreciation for the honor. "You can see how [happy] he is," he said, gesturing to the grinning doctor. "This is an exciting moment for him.".

Taylor told WVVA his father has been dedicated to the hospital since the 60's.

BRMC CEO Bill Hawley explained the upgrades; "We do have all new equipment here," he said. "Our monitors are all modern and touch screen. This hospital is now able to take care of sicker and sicker patients."

He added that now patients will be able to find even higher quality care here at home, rather than driving to Charleston or Roanoke.

The new CCU will open to patients this Saturday. The hospital is also going through other upgrades, including an MRI unit and remodel of the cardiac department.

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