NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital received a $5,000 gift from the Northampton Rotary Club to support Transforming Emergency Care: Campaign for the Cooley Dickinson Emergency Department, a $15.5 million expansion, reconfiguration, and renovation that will allow the hospital to meet the ever-evolving emergency medical needs of all members of the community, from infants to older adults.
“This is a project that truly touches everyone in our community, and the club is honored to support the hospital,” said Steve Roberts, 2021-22 president of the Northampton Rotary Club.
Gifts to the ED campaign will support additional and better designed spaces and increased privacy for patient care, faster access to computerized tomography (CT) scans, improved coordination of care to allow face-to-face communication between providers and nurses, and more patient rooms.
“Northampton Rotarians live their mission every day — putting service above self and giving back to the community where they live,” Cooley Dickinson Chief Development Officer Diane Dukette said. “This generous gift has double the impact in its response to the time-sensitive $1 million community challenge we need to achieve by March 1. Our local Rotarians have ensured that the health of their community — of you and your loved ones — is a priority.”