Saint Mary’s Hospital has received a $50,000 gift from the American Savings Foundation toward the hospital’s Together Effect Campaign. The Foundation’s gift will help to transform the Emergency Department at Saint Mary’s Hospital. The Emergency Department is led by a highly skilled, multilingual team providing round-the-clock care with a Level II Trauma Center, a cardiac care environment recognized by the American Heart Association for quality, and the region’s only pediatric emergency unit.
“We are grateful for American Savings Foundation’s generous support, which will enhance and broaden the high quality, innovative, and compassionate care we provide to Greater Waterbury,” stated Amanda Nardiello, MPA, Chief Development Officer, Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation.
The Saint Mary’s Hospital Emergency Department sees more than 75,000 patients each year, in a facility that was designed to accommodate half the amount. The renovation will increase the number of patient rooms, provide space for new equipment, make improvements to the geriatric and pediatric environments, and enlarge and relocate the behavioral health emergency department to its own private area with a separate entrance.
“The renovation will address core constraints and increase speed of care, advancing our mission to serve as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our community,” said Dr. Steven Schneider, Saint Mary’s Hospital President.
Saint Mary’s Hospital is committed to doing all it can to alleviate the stress, anxiety, and fear experienced by patients in a medical emergency. With an increased footprint, additional seating and built-in conveniences, and new floorplan, the reimagined emergency department will provide a therapeutic environment that respects and accommodates all patient populations and care needs.
Our board of directors recognized the vital role Saint Mary’s Hospital Emergency Department plays in the Community of Waterbury as they care for children, adults, and families experiencing a medical crisis,” said Maria Falvo, President and CEO of the American Savings Foundation. “Redesigning the Department to meet the unique needs of the patient populations they serve is an investment in the health of the entire community.”