WESTFIELD — Baystate Noble Hospital, a member of Baystate Health and a leading regional community hospital, announced the re-opening of its front entrance and lobby.
After eight months, the Baystate Noble front entrance and lobby construction is complete. The new entrance and reception area have been enhanced to improve access and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some of the improvements include installing new automatic sliding doors, re-grading the circular driveway and walkway areas to create a level surface, and adding a protected drive-under canopy drop-off area for patients.
“This new entrance and lobby is symbolic of Baystate Health’s commitment to healthcare excellence close to where people live and work,” said Ronald Bryant, president, Baystate Noble Hospital and Baystate Franklin Medical Center. The re-opening was attended by Baystate Health leadership, Baystate Noble executives, employees and volunteers, state community partners, Baystate Noble Ball donors, and legislators, including state Sen. Donald Humason and state Rep. John Velis.
“It was my pleasure to work with the Baystate Noble administration, Representative Velis, the Baker administration, and my colleagues at the State House to make this proposal a reality,” Humason said.
Added Velis, “this is an exciting time for Baystate Noble and the Greater Westfield community. This new entrance and lobby is a shining example of what is possible through strong public and private partnerships with the end goal of creating easy access for both patients and their families. We’re fortunate to have this hospital with its high level of care and services in our own backyard.”