Commitments … we all have them and the same holds true for those at Harrington. Since 1931, we have been committed to the community – providing quality advanced care close to home, and the community, in return, has been committed to us.
The Project: To renovate and expand the Emergency Department (ED) at our Southbridge campus; estimated cost: $5 million.
Contact: Karen Spiewak, Director of Development: (508) 765-8191
“We are proud to continue our family’s legacy of giving. We invite our friends and neighbors to join us in supporting this project which will benefit the community for many generations.”
Every dollar donated between October 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 up to an overall total of $100,000 will be tripled by the Hardy and Peppel families.
This means your $1 becomes $3; your $100 becomes $300. Your opportunity to give will have three times the impact.
• Donate $500 or more and your name will appear on a donor wall plaque
• Many naming opportunities available
• Pledges accepted over 3 years
Your donation will help us to meet the needs of our growing community.
Your gift will assist to:
• expand capacity to serve 35,000 patients annually by adding 2,400 square feet and modernizing the existing 8,500 square feet through renovation.
• fortify and increase safety of patients, staff and visitors by creating a more secure facility and improved patient flow.
• provide a more ergonomic nurses station with standing height charting counters
• locate an additional computed tomography (CT) scanner in the footprint of the ED. This will reduce vital treatment time for patients by eliminating transport to another floor and provide additional capacity to conduct scans for all patients.
- The Harrington Hospital Southbridge ED started out as two stretchers in a single room and continued in that configuration until 1971 when the first significant upgrade occurred. An additional four stretchers and an orthopedic cast room were added.
- The community’s needs for an ED continued to increase and so in the 1980s an additional four stretchers were added, this time with private rooms for patient comfort.
- The last major renovation occurred in 1998 to bring the ED to its current complement of 14 stretcher rooms, (including electronic physiologic monitoring capability) plus a triage room and an overflow room, these last two rooms outside of the main ED. Since its last renovation in 1998, the annual volume of visits has grown 23%, from approximately 22,000 to 27,000, with steady increase over the most recent years.
Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner: $400,000; Helipad: $250,000. Nurses Station: $250,000; Ambulance Bay: $150,000; Main Entrance Vestibule: $100,000; Registration Booth: $100,000; Exam Room (14 available): $50,000; Orthopedics Treatment Room: $50,000; Public Safety Office: $50,000; Staff Lounge: $50,000; Triage Office: $50,000; Medication Room: $25,000; Ambulance Vestibule: $25,000; Financial Counseling: $25,000; EMT Registration: $25,000
Entry Pavilion, Waiting Area, two Exam Rooms, and Family Counseling Room have been reserved.
*Named gift prices are based on location and appeal, not on the actual cost of facility or furnishings. Donor’s name will appear on a second plaque located in the vicinity of named area.