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Strengthening Our Future

The Construction of The Remillard Family Emergency Department

For more than 80 years, the Webster community has received their medical care from its cornerstore facility on Thompson Road. To be able to continue to meet those needs, Harrington HealthCare System embarked upon a critical Capital Campaign to rebuild the aging Emergency Department.

Our campaign kicked off in March 2012 with a $8 million goal. We received numerous generous donations from the community, gifts from local businesses and state aid. Our biggest gift was a $4 million matching grant from longtime philanthropist and Webster resident Arthur Remillard Jr. and his Remillard Family Foundation. The new Emergency Department broke ground in October 2013.

On October 14, 2014, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held to honor donors, legislators and local officials who helped make the Emergency Department a reality. A public Open House was held Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 for the general public.  The official opening of the Remillard Family Emergency Department was Thursday, January 29, 2015.


View photos from our Ribbon Cutting ceremony here.


Click here to view our Program and Leadership Gift Donor Profiles booklet.

About the New Facility

The reconstruction increases the number of beds from five to nine, increase the square footage from 3,000 square feet to 13,000 square feet, and allows Harrington to accommodate the increased patient traffic it expects in the years to come.

The new Emergency Department includes:

  • Improved patient privacy, comfort and confidentiality, including a new registration area that can accommodate the increasing numbers of patients while protecting patient confidentiality and privacy
  • Three separate areas for psychiatric emergency service patients
  • A private family waiting area
  • A rebuilt and enhanced ambulance entrance
  • A newly constructed main entrance and lobby


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For the safety of our patients and our staff, please note we have implemented some new policies in our Southbridge and Webster Emergency Departments.

VISITORS: We may now only permit 1 visitor per patient. Visitors are not allowed re-entry. (There are minor exceptions to this, i.e. the parents of an infant.)

SECURITY: We have implemented a security check at each entrance. All persons and bags are subject to search.

We appreciate your cooperation.

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