Speak Out: New hospital, theater in Milford

New hospital

Bayhealth Sussex Campus in Milford beamed with life last weekend as thousands of community members walked through the hallways of the new hospital.

• Seems very well laid out and patient oriented. I am sure it will serve the community well in the coming years. They have also planned for future expansion. — Jean Korybski

• It’s beautiful and thoughtfully designed to enhance patient care — exactly what is needed in Milford and Sussex County. — Patty Deer

• Thoroughly enjoyed the tours. Can’t wait until it’s in full motion. Beautiful facility. Such a great addition to our wonderful town of Milford! — Trish Marvel

• Beautiful, as hospitals go I think its more peaceful and private. — Elsie Parkhouse

• Loved all the natural light in the patient rooms. — Kaye Norenberg

• Very impressed with the new technologies and especially the ER “vertical” chair/beds; large private rooms, internal IT equipment in each room, the visitor bench/bed. Everyone was so eager to welcome and answer questions. Hats off and congrats! — Elaine Wilson

• It’s huge and beautiful. Planned well I think. And thank you SO much for a bigger bathroom and waiting room in the ER! — Tighmir I. Sayles

• Great new facility! Thank you to all who were part of the open house and all the others who had to keep going back at the old. Interesting to learn transition from old to the new one will be done quickly…one day. — Lisette Gilbert Mees

New theater

The Milford Theatre, now occupied by Jesus Love Temple in downtown Milford, was the site of local entertainment for a long time, staying open from 1949 until the early 1970s. The Milford Plaza Cinema opened shortly after and closed in the early 1980s after operating for about a decade.

Arthur Helmick plans to bring the excitement back with a nine-screen movie theater in the former Walmart and Sitel building at 999 N. DuPont Highway next to Milford Commons.

• This is good news. I hope the community supports this addition to our town — it won’t stay open unless it is used! — Joey Phillips

• I’m more than happy, very much overdue. The town needs a stream of entertainment. Next we need a lounge, wine bar, skating rink (again) and revamp the bowling lanes. — Dwayne Powell

• It can’t get here quick enough. Can hardy wait. Won’t have to go all the way to Dover or Rehoboth. — Joan Anderson Eisenbrey

• I think it should be a skating rink or some type of place that will have arcades and such things like that. It would be nice to have one closer to us instead of going to Lewes. Our kids and teens need to be more active! — Callie Cornwell Gillespie

• As long as the community supports it. We’ve had movie theatres here before. But I think we need more activities for the children. City Council should put this on the agenda. I like seeing Milford grow but don’t want to lose the small town feel. — Carla J Stratton-Lynch

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