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November 6, 2014
Open House Planned for Webster Emergency Department

WEBSTER, Mass. – November 6, 2014 – Members of the Webster-area community are invited to tour the new Remillard Family Emergency Department at Harrington HealthCare at Webster on Saturday, November 22. A public open house is being held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on site at 340 Thompson Road.

Construction is nearly complete on the $8 million, state-of-the-art facility, which features nine private exam rooms, a separate ambulance entrance, two new waiting rooms, enhanced patient privacy, and a renovated central registration area.

Monitor Builders, Inc. served as construction manager for the project, with the assistance of DiGiorgio Associates of Boston. The new-and-renovated 13,000-square-foot addition took just over 13 months to complete.

The public is welcome to meet with emergency department staff and enjoy refreshments while viewing the new space before it officially opens for patients.

The project was made possible largely in part to Arthur Remillard, Jr. and the Remillard Family Foundation, who pledged a $4 million matching gift in early 2012. Other significant donors came forward including Chris and Bev Robert, Gerald and Marilyn Fels, Randy and Donna Becker, Norm and Esther Lavoie and the Janet Malser Humanities Trust.

State Senate President Pro Tem Richard Moore also helped secure $1.5 million from the state’s fiscal 2014 budget specifically to support the campaign.

The Department of Public Health is expected to approve the facility in December.

The open house follows a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month for public officials and donors.