New Milford Hospital officials are planning a $10.8 million emergency department expansion, pending town approval.
The expansion would improve physical access, build additional private rooms and enhance infection control measures. Additionally the new facility would include state-of-the-art design and environmentally sustainable features.
“This is such an exciting project for our hospital and our patients,” said Tom Koobatian, New Milford Hospital director of emergency medicine. “We’ve simply outgrown our current space and this project will allow us to build an emergency department for future generations and transform how we provide that emergency care.”
Scheduled for completion in 2014, the expansion would double the size of the department, which serves 20,000 patients a year. The project is estimated to provide $15 million in economic impact for the greater New Milford area.
“We’re investing in a quality environment to continue our delivery of future-focused emergency medical care for our community,” said Deborah Weymouth, New Milford Hospital senior vice president, in a press release. “Generations of area residents have relied on New Milford Hospital and this is especially true in the emergency department.”