DANSVILLE – Noyes Hospital has made another huge update to its facility with a multi-million dollar expansion to its Emergency Department (ED), courtesy of a huge grant from New York State and the support of friends and the community.
According to Cynthia Oswald, Director of the Foundation, the 10,000 square foot expansion is intended to replace the existing outdated, undersized ED through new construction and renovation of the existing space. The project included a $7.3 million expansion and renovation, for which the Hospital got a $4.69 million grant through New York State’s Healthcare Efficiency and Affordability Law (HEAL NY) in June of 2012, and a $750,000 leadership from local residents E. Philip and Carole Saunders, and the Saunders Foundation in memory of their late daughter, Mary Saunders Beiermann.
“Businesses, along with individual donors, embraced this project and we exceeded our community goal of raising $2 million,” said Oswald.”The positive impact of this Emergency Department project will be felt by the region for years to come and we could never have accomplished all of this without the support of good neighbors like Gunlocke.”
Officials from Gunlocke furniture, a major donor and supplier of furniture for the new ED, toured the new facility with Noyes Health President and CEO Amy Pollard and Hospital Board Chairman Mike Johnsen, Foundation Board Chairman Jon Shay. Gunlocke President Don Mead, Vice President of Sales Tim Costello, Vice President of Marketing Kevin Gorman, Director of Member and Community Relations Diane Wiley and Executive Assistant Karen Valle all came out to see firsthand the new and improved space they helped create.
The Gunlocke dignitaries also toured the Lab Draw and Phlebotomy area which was expanded and renovated during the project. Oswald said that Gunlocke furniture fills the busy Lab Draw waiting room where calming colors and design look more like a spa than a hospital.
“We were pleased that, as a lead donor of the project, Gunlocke had a chance to see the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department in action on a typical day and to see their beautiful furniture put to good use by employees and visitors,” said Pollard. “We are grateful for their support of the project and all they do for the Hospital and community.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Photo courtesy of Noyes Health.