According to Robins and Morton, our construction firm building the new Emergency Department in Dillon, the tradition of ‘Topping Out’ has its roots in Medieval Europe. The ceremony represents good will and good fortune to those who will enter the building. The ceremony celebrates the moment when the last beam is placed at the top of the building under construction
The ‘Topping Out’ ceremony was held at lunch on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. After lunch, I was able to take a tour of the construction site, see the ceremonial tree and American flag fixed atop the last beam. We have also been cleared to begin using the new ambulance entrance.
Later today, Debbie Locklair our Administrator for Dillon, received this note from one of the team members at Dillon:
The Topping Out Ceremony today was great. Thank you also for the delicious meal you provided for us at this event. This was a great day for us here at the hospital and Dillon County. This along with other events make employees feel important and a big part of the hospital. We have always been a team here at this hospital and we will even be better with this new ED.
We will all look forward to opening the new Emergency Department in Dillon. It will be a new and better way to provide care for patients and families in Dillon.