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Harrington Launches $8.8 Million Fundraising Campaign to Rebuild ED

WEBSTER, Mass — Harrington HealthCare System launched a fundraising campaign to rebuild the Emergency Department at its Webster campus, Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard. The $8.8-million Strengthening Our Future campaign will enable the organization to deliver the highest-quality care to its patients.


WEBSTER, Mass — Harrington HealthCare System launched a fundraising campaign to rebuild the Emergency Department at its Webster campus, Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard. The $8.8-million Strengthening Our Future campaign will enable the organization to deliver the highest-quality care to its patients.

Harrington HealthCare System CEO Edward H. Moore announced at a Strengthening Our Future kick-off ceremony at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard that Harrington has a $4-million anonymous challenge match from a local donor. The campaign also has received an additional $434,500 in donations and pledges from local individuals, businesses and five financial institutions — Webster Five Foundation, Savers Bank, Southbridge Savings Bank, Hometown Bank and a grant from TD Bank, which will partially fund donor management software. Combined with the anonymous match, the total amount pledged comes to $869,000.

The event was attended by residents, Harrington employees and local, state and federal officials, including Congressman Richard Neal, State Senator Richard Moore, and State Representatives Kevin Kuros and Ryan Fattman.

Harrington has received donations or commitments from every member of the Hubbard Health Systems Board of Directors, said Pamela Zouranjian Connor, Site Administrator at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard. Harrington has a 10-year renewable lease on the land and the facility at 340 Thompson Road in Webster, which is owned by Hubbard Health Systems.

The emergency department at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard was constructed in 1955 and has not had a major renovation since that time. It has five beds in 430 square feet of space, an inadequate number of seats in the waiting area and an ambulance entry that merges with the radiology entry, creating potential congestion.

The planned renovation of the emergency department includes the following important elements:

  • Nine treatment rooms, including a trauma, cardiac and negative pressure room
  • Expansion from 3,000-square-feet to 10,000-square-feet
  • The purchase and installation of all new state-of-the-art equipment
  • A private family waiting room
  • Improved patient privacy and comfort, including a new registration area to accommodate the increasing numbers of patients while protecting privacy
  • Three separate areas for psychiatric emergency services patients
  • A rebuilt and enhanced ambulance entrance
  • A newly constructed main entrance and lobby

Construction is expected to begin in the later part of 2012. To make a charitable donation to the campaign, visit www.harringtonhospital.org.

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Posted March 19, 2012

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