ED Media Breakfast
Kenmore Mercy Hospital & Kenmore Mercy Foundation Announce the new Emergency Department Project and $1,000,000 Campaign
On November 14, 2011, KMH and the Foundation invited local media to a press breakfast to announce the Emergency Department Project and Campaign. Members of local media outlets attended for details on this exciting project. James M. Millard, President and CEO, Walt Ludwig, Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Raquel Martin, Medical Director (ED), and Shari McDonough, Executive Director (KMF), were on hand to welcome all attendees and to discuss the plans for the new Emergency Department.
Construction on the $14 million Emergency Department will begin in the spring (2012). The current Emergency Department, originally built in 1951 and last updated in 1996, has out grown its current space. At almost 24,000 square feet, the new Emergency Department will offer appropriate space for advanced services, bigger rooms for modern beds and technology, and increased efficiency.
With Emergency Department constructions and renovations complete at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Sisters of Charity Hospital and its St. Joseph Campus, Kenmore Mercy is the last Catholic Health hospital to undergo an ER makeover. Kenmore Mercy Hospital will work closely with Kideney Architects to replicate many of the process and design features that have resulted in more efficient care and better services.
The design goal is to create a facility which offers greater flexibility, patient-friendly surroundings and the best possible care in the shortest possible time. The new Emergency Department will allow KMH to reduce wait times, provide more effective emergency care services and help patient flow. We are committed to ensuring that our surrounding communities can continue to count on their hospital to offer the most advanced medical options in a modern, state-of-the-art facility.
Kenmore Mercy Foundation Executive Director, Shari McDonough, announced that the Board of Trustees have been in the "quiet phase" of their $1 Million Emergency Department campaign since the beginning of 2011. A number of lead gifts, ranging from $25,000 and up, have already been pledged. Karen Ginnane, from Praxair, and Rick Graham, from Rotary Club of Kenmore, attended to present very generous checks in support of the Emergency Department.
The Foundation Trustees and staff are all very excited about the project and the campaign and are honored to support the wonderful endeavor.
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