Dave Fikse, C.E.O. of Southside Regional Medical Center (left), welcomes Lunette Ellis, the first patient to be admitted into the brand new Petersburg hospital.  Southside Regional Medical Center, a brand new, state of the art care center, officially opened itís doors at 5:00am on Sunday morning.  © Mike Lynaugh

July 27, 2008 - Dave Fikse, C.E.O. of Southside Regional Medical Center (left), welcomes Lunette Ellis, the first patient to be admitted into the brand new Petersburg hospital. Southside Regional Medical Center, a brand new, state of the art care center, officially opened itís doors at 5:00am on Sunday morning.

© Mike Lynaugh