Emergency Center Expansion
Thank you, donors, for supporting our successful Emergency Center campaign!
The first patient to be seen in the fully-open and renovated Hudson Hospital & Clinic Emergency Center expansion was treated on Monday, June 22.
The construction project, led by Kraus-Anderson, almost doubled the square footage of the Emergency Center and increased the number of patient care rooms to 12.
“What makes this project all the more extraordinary is that it happened in the middle of a global pandemic,” said Tom Borowski, President, Hudson Hospital & Clinic. “Rising above any pandemic is the gratitude and appreciation we feel for our community, who pledged their support to our hospital throughout this project.”
About $1 million of the $5 million cost of the construction project came from community donations or grants. Linda Robertson and Warren Schneider, long-time Hudson residents who have used the hospital and Emergency Center for care, supported the fundraising campaign.
“We’ve witnessed the many ways that Hudson Hospital & Clinic has contributed to this community and the new Emergency Center is another commitment for the good of the community,” said Linda. “We supported the expansion not just for us, but for the health and well-being of the whole community.”
• Improved security and access to the Emergency Center and enhanced the healing environment for patients, family members and visitors.
• Added patient care rooms – greatly needed because of the significant increase in Emergency Center patients since the hospital was built in 2003.
• Increased the size of the rooms, creating better work spaces for the interdisciplinary care teams who treat patients, and for the portable modern equipment.
Martin Richards, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine for HealthPartners in the St. Croix Valley, said: “Even when I started here in 2009, we were seeing about 11,000 patients a year – the Emergency Center was built for about 8,000 patients.” He added: “For the complexity of the patients that we see in the ED, we were just finding that we needed more time and space for each patient. Now the expansion is finished, we are already noticing the difference and we know patients and their families appreciate it, too.”
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Community support helps Hudson Hospital Emergency Center expansion rise above pandemic