Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital to Expand Facilities
Renovation a Response to Increasing Demand for Services at Colebrook Hospital
Colebrook, NH: Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) announced that a major expansion and renovation project will begin at the hospital in late October. The project will more than double the size of the current hospital emergency department while providing enhanced services and space for the rehabilitation department and specialty medical services. It will also create more comfortable patient registration and waiting space.
“I am pleased to announce that Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital is investing more than $2 million in the health of the community through a major hospital renovation and expansion project,” said Scott Colby, president of UCVH. “The project will provide much needed, and more efficient, space at the hospital and ensure an even higher level of care and service. Most importantly, this project will guarantee that UCVH is ready to meet the future health needs in our region and remains a stable and secure part of our community.”
Scheduled to be completed in 2017, the expansion and renovation project will include increasing the number of private rooms in the emergency department from two to six and adding a private trauma room. The rehabilitation department will add more spacious treatment bays and provide facilities that allow for adding new cardiac rehabilitation treatment. In addition, the number of exam rooms for specialty services will be increased. Overall, the project incorporates improved space design in all areas and eliminates wasted space and inconvenience for both staff and patients.
"The renovations at UCVH signify more than just an updated building for our hospital,” said Warren West, CEO of North Country Healthcare. “This project shows our long-term commitment to providing sustainable and quality healthcare to the people of the UCVH service area. It is an investment in the growth and success of our hospital and region.”
The renovation at UCVH will increase the overall size of the emergency and rehabilitation departments to 4800 square feet, up from the current 1860 square feet. Additional space will be added to patient registration and physician specialty service areas. The project will also update all signage, provide greater accessibility, and add more efficient space for treatment and privacy.
"Our hospital is of vital importance to our community,” said Greg Placy, chairman of the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital board of directors. “Through the years it has helped keep our family and friends healthy by offering quality treatment for everything ranging from the common cold to medical emergencies. These new facilities will allow us to improve care in a welcoming and modern environment. The overall design will be more efficient, comfortable, and allow for the better flow of patients and staff. Our community will benefit from all the wonderful new and expanded components of this renovation.”
For more information about Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, please visit Ucvh.org or call 603-237-4971
For immediate release: September 27, 2016