Holyoke, MA Holyoke Medical Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new emergency department and medical office building on June 19. The addition doubles the size of the existing emergency department to 22,000 s/f. The emergency department is equipped with 40 treatment spaces including a crisis center for psychiatric services, patient trauma rooms, minor care rooms, and a diagnostic imaging suite. The central nurses’ station will give the staff a 360° visual access to patients and allow them to treat patients in a more efficient way. The emergency department has ample space for patient drop off with a brand new separate ambulance drive to improve the traffic flow on the campus. The second floor of the medical office building will be the new offices of gastroenterology, general surgery, and the weight management program.
This project had been a long time coming for the tight knit and vibrant Holyoke community. Spiro Hatiras, president and CEO said, “For the past 18 months we have been building the Emergency Department our community deserves. He spoke proudly about the project and the medical, social, and economic impact it will have on the community region”.
COO, Carl Cameron said, “G. Greene Construction was a tremendous partner to work with on this difficult project. They handled every aspect perfectly.”
Rick Shearns, senior project manager, Ed Graham, project superintendent and Michael Robarge, assistant project manager brought the project in under budget and managed to finish earlier than anticipated, even with an extremely demanding schedule.
Bob Greene said, “We know how important the new facility is to the town of Holyoke, and the Hampden County region. We are honored to be a part of this project.”