Groundbreaking Ceremony Kicks off Construction of New Emergency Department
June 28, 2012 (Clinton, MA) – Community took center stage Wednesday afternoon when Clinton Hospital officially kicked off the construction of its new Emergency Department building with a groundbreaking ceremony. Sheila Daly, RN, MS, CPHQ, president and CEO of Clinton Hospital, alongside David Bennett, Esq., chairman, UMass Memorial Health Care Board of Trustees; John O’Brien, president and CEO, UMass Memorial Health Care; and William McGrail, Esq., chairman, Clinton Hospital Board of Trustees, welcomed more than 100 guests to the festive event and expressed their gratitude to community members for their support of Clinton Hospital and this exciting project.
Opening the ceremony, Ms. Daly thanked the community for its commitment to the hospital, followed by Mr. Bennett, who echoed her sentiments. “I have to tell you how proud the UMass Memorial Board of Trustees is of Clinton Hospital,” he said. “Without the community’s support, this new Emergency Department would not take place.”
Mr. O’Brien then took the podium to thank the community for their dedication and for taking advantage of the many services a community hospital offers. “We have a tagline – the right care, in the right place at the right time. That’s what this project is all about,” said John. “The future of health care is now.”
Rounding out the ceremony, Mr. McGrail directed his thanks toward the community as well as Clinton Hospital’s staff members for the important role they play. “The celebration today is about the beginning of bricks and mortar,” he said. “The celebration every day is about the skill and compassion of our outstanding, national-award winning staff of the Emergency Department.”
Clinton Hospital recently began a capital campaign to raise funds to support the $15 million 28,000-square-foot addition, which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2013. The new Emergency Department will house a 14,000-square-foot, first-floor Emergency Department with a second-floor shell reserved for future growth. The new space aims to improve patient safety and comfort through spacious, individual exam rooms, a private secure area for mental health patients, an observation area for patients who need additional care but do not require admission to the hospital, and specialized treatment areas such as women’s health and orthopedic exam rooms. For more information about the hospital’s capital campaign, contact the Development Office at 978-368-3903.
CAPTION: Clinton Hospital officially kicked off its new Emergency Department construction project with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, June 27. The new facility will provide additional patient care space and privacy. Pictured left to right: Chuck Labins, building project manager, UMass Memorial Medical Center; Michael Dziokonski, chair, Clinton Board of Selectmen; Marc Gautreau, MD, medical director, Clinton Hospital Emergency Department; Gregory Volturo, MD, chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, UMass Memorial Health Care, professor of Emergency Medicine, UMass Medical School; Melissa Ahola, constituent service director for State Senator Jennifer Flanagan; David Bennet, Esq., chairman, UMass Memorial Board of Trustees; John O’Brien, president and CEO, UMass Memorial Health Care; Sheila Daly, RN, MS, CPHQ, president and CEO, Clinton Hospital; William McGrail, Esq., chairman, Clinton Hospital Board of Trustees; Kathy Fadden, district director for State Representative Harold Naughton Jr.; Stoy Hancock, facilities manager, Clinton Hospital; Katie Brown, RN, Emergency Department nurse manager, Clinton Hospital; and Charlene Elie, RN, MSN, vice president of Patient Care Services, Clinton Hospital.
Nationally recognized for consistently high ratings in patient satisfaction, Clinton Hospital offers patients local access to emergency care, cardiovascular medicine, and inpatient hospitalist services performed by expert physicians from UMass Memorial Medical Center – along with a wide range of specialty services provided by highly regarded private physicians. In addition to convenient outpatient services such a same-day surgery and physical therapy, Clinton Hospital also offers access to a number of state-of-the-art diagnostic services, including nuclear medicine, ultrasound, CT scanning, stress testing and digital mammography, to families throughout our community.