Baystate Noble Hospital Receives Money from State

WESTFIELD — Baystate Noble Hospital was recently awarded $150,000 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to enhance Baystate Noble’s entrance and reception area to provide updated ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) access.

“Our goal is to make Baystate Noble easily accessible for all,” said Allison Gearing-Kalill, vice president of Community Development. “We’re very grateful to add this money to the 2014 and 2015 Noble Ball funds in order to update our front entrance and better serve our patients and visitors.”

Added hospital President Ronald Bryant, “our front entrance is used by patients, visitors, family members, and the community. People with disabilities, injuries, and of all ages are affected by our entranceway.”

Plans to improve the front entrance include installing new automatic sliding doors, regrading the circular driveway and walkway areas to create a level surface, and adding a protected, drive-under canopy drop-off area for patients. Heating and cooling systems, fire alarms, windows, and other ‘green’ improvements are also expected.