The Archdiocese of Hartford has committed $250,000 to Saint Mary’s Hospital to support The Together Effect campaign, which focuses on renovation of the Emergency Department. Currently, the Emergency Department sees more than 75,000 patients each year – in a facility that was designed to accommodate half the amount. With the continuing increase in patient volume and medical advances, Saint Mary’s Hospital needs to renovate the Emergency Department to upgrade their technology, expand their expertise and reconfigure their space to become the most advanced care facility in the community.
“This renovation will address core constraints and help decrease wait times. It will improve the environment for our geriatric population and make adjustments to the pediatric space in order to better support children on the autism spectrum,” stated Peter Jacoby, M.D., Director of Emergency Medicine, Saint Mary’s Hospital.
Despite current challenges, the Emergency Department is led by a highly skilled, multilingual team who provide round-the-clock care. The Emergency Department is a Level II Trauma Center and has the region’s only pediatric emergency unit. Expanding the area in which these professionals work also broadens the speed and effectiveness of patient care.
“We are truly grateful to the Archdiocese of Hartford for this incredible gift and their faith in our mission. This support will allow us to truly transform the care we provide to every patient that walks through our emergency room doors,” said Amanda Nardiello, MPA, Chief Development Officer, Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation.
“The local Church of the Archdiocese of Hartford, its clergy, religious and laity, have been supporters and partners in Catholic health care from the foundation of Saint Mary’s Hospital, now part of Trinity Health of New England,” said Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, Archdiocese of Hartford. “We are more than happy to contribute what we can to furthering this mission now and for the future of Waterbury and surrounding communities.”