The Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department Capital Campaign Cabinet members were thrilled that New York State Assemblyman Bill Nojay joined them for their meeting on July 8th at the hospital in Dansville, New York. Assemblyman Nojay also spent time chatting with individual Cabinet members and then toured the project site with Noyes Health CEO, Amy Pollard.
“We are fortunate to have supportive and accessible representatives in southern Livingston County”. said Ms. Pollard. “Assemblyman Nojay is no exception. We extended him an invitation to visit and he took us up on it”.
Maureen Wolcott, Noyes Health Board member, invited Assemblyman Nojay to attend a Cultivation Event she was co-hosting along with John Quinlan, at her business,
on July, 18th. The event was to update community attendees on the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department project and to garner their support. Assemblyman Nojay accepted Maureen’s offer and joined us again, taking time to speak to the group on the importance of our community hospitals and the crucial role they play, especially in rural areas.
The cultivation events will continue throughout the Noyes Health service area into the fall. The community will also begin to see ways in which they can get involved in supporting this important project. Summer of 2014 is the slated opening date for the new Emergency Department.
The project is an expansion and renovation project with a cost of $7.3 million inclusive of equipment costs. The Hospital jumpstarted this effort by securing a prestigious $4,690,000 grant through New York State’s Healthcare Efficiency and Affordability Law (HEAL NY) in June 2012.
In addition to the grant award, Noyes Hospital is honored to receive a $750,000 leadership gift for the Emergency Department from E. Philip and Carole Saunders, residents of Livingston County, and the Saunders Foundation in memory of their late daughter, Mary Saunders Beiermann. The new facility will be named the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department.
The goal of the 10,000 sq. ft. project is to replace the existing outdated, undersized Emergency Department (ED) through new construction in Phase One, and to renovate the existing space in Phase Two for an observation area. Without this additional space, the Hospital is impeded from implementing a more patient-centered system both in terms of care and cost. The current ED (3,000 sq. ft.) is inadequate to provide urgent care, emergency care, and observation services.
To assist in the assessment of ED and observation patients, the ED will add bidirectional interfaces to access consultation services with Rochester hospitals and allow patients who may have otherwise been transferred to Rochester to remain at Noyes for further evaluation and treatment. Noyes Hospital is a collaborating institution with the University of Rochester Medical Center which gives Noyes doctors access to the Medical Center’s clinical and educational resources.