Rebuilding the Webster 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.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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 is being held Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 for the general public. The Department of Public Health is expected to approve the facility for its official opening, planned by this December.
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