In March 2012, Harrington HealthCare and Hubbard Health Systems announced their Strengthening Our Future capital campaign to raise $8.8 million to modernize and expand the Emergency Department at the Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard campus in Webster. This facility has a high level of patient satisfaction and was rated one of the Top Hospitals in Massachusetts, but the current ER, while providing quality care, is lacking in size, privacy, egress and mechanical systems.
We are rebuilding the Emergency Department so that it can stay abreast of the rapid changes in medicine and technology and continue to meet the needs of our community in the years to come.
The project will consist of a physical addition in the area adjacent to the current cafeteria. It will result in an Emergency Department that is triple the size of the current unit. There will be nine treatment rooms including Trauma, Cardiac and Negative Pressure rooms, new, state-of-the art equipment, privacy areas, a family waiting room; and new and separate entrances for patients and ambulances. One can view plans and a video rendering at www.harringtonhospital.org/give.
Harrington HealthCare System leases the hospital building from Hubbard Health Systems on a long-term basis. Hubbard Health Systems owns the building and the land at 340 Thompson Road. The rebuilt Emergency Department will also be owned by Hubbard Health Systems. Harrington HealthCare has invested close to $4 million to date which has resulted in an improvement in clinical services.
A generous benefactor is matching donations dollar for dollar up to the first $4 million donated. Currently, the project has raised $671,000 toward the total needed and with the match equals $1.3 million. Now is the time to make a tax-deductible contribution to the project. Checks can be made payable to Harrington Hospital Webster Emergency Department Campaign. Please send your check to the Office of Development, Harrington HealthCare System, 100 South Street, Southbridge, MA 01550. A donor form is available online at www.harringtonhospital.org/give.
As Chair of the Hubbard Health Systems Board, I would like to personally thank you for supporting our local community hospital. With your help and the partnership with Harrington HealthCare, we will ‘Strengthen Our Future.'
Hubbard Health Systems
Bill DuPont, Board Chair
- Tuesday, 11 September 2012
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