CONCORD, NH – More than 250 people celebrated the grand opening of the East and North Wing Additions of Concord Hospital yesteday. More than 250 guests attended the ribbon cutting and toured the new facility.
Hospital president and CEO Mike Green spoke about how the larger facilities help healthcare professionals improve privacy, efficiency, and comfort while enhancing the hospital’s ability to provide quality medical care.
Guests were invited to tour the 37-bed Emergency Department, the 20-room Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the20-room Progressive Care Unit (PCU). The existing emergency department, which will be renovated in phases, will re-open in fall 2008. The East and North Wing Additions areas also include Operating Rooms (ORs) and Central Sterile Supply (CSS); a redesigned Visitor’s Entrance; and an additional dedicated orthopaedics inpatient unit.
When the entire project is completed by the end of 2008, it will have 166,960 sf of new space and an additional 25,335 sf of renovated space that will also feature an 11-bed Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) adjacent to the emergency department; an expanded 16-bed Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU); and an expanded cafeteria and kitchen. Future shell space on the fourth and fifth floors will be finished to provide additional private patient rooms as needed.