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Milford Regional staff move into new wing

By Bill Shaner/Daily News Staff

Posted Oct. 14, 2015 at 9:39 PM

MILFORD – Having received the Department of Public Health go-ahead, Milford Regional Medical Center started its move in-process Wednesday.

The Milford Regional Intensive Care Unit was the first to take advantage of the hospital’s new $54 million wing.
The DPH approved the building Tuesday, said Terri McDonald, the center’s director of communications. The center plans to slowly move into the building over the course of a month, she said.

When the Emergency Room department moves in on Oct. 28, the building now four years in the making will be fully up and running.

At 78,000 square feet, the new wing will allow for the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit to take on more capacity.

The cramped conditions in the current ER are often cited as a major driver of the building project. The ER staff will transition from the main building’s bottom floor, in which patients often share rooms and are sometimes left on beds in the hallway, to a facility with more than 50 private rooms for patients.

On Oct. 1, Milford Regional held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the building.

Of the $54 million spent on the project, $25 million was raised from donations, including more $3 million in contributions from hospital employees and medical staff.

Bill Shaner can be reached at 508-634-7582 or at wshaner@wickedlocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @Bshaner_MDN.