HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center will open its new, $25.4 million Emergency Department on Thursday, July 6, beginning at 7 a.m.
The new facility is located at 575 Beech St. and will be accessible by the main campus entrance at the intersections of Beech Street and Hospital Drive, as well as Northampton and Corser streets. The Emergency Department will no longer be accessible from Portland Street and Winchester Avenue.
Signage will be in place to direct the community to the new location. The hospital has also been working closely with local police, fire, and ambulatory officials to ensure a smooth and safe transition of service locations.
“We would like to extend our appreciation to everyone who has assisted Holyoke Medical Center in creating the Emergency Department our community deserves. We have received overwhelming support from federal, state, and local officials, in addition to the tireless efforts of our staff,” said Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems.
The new Emergency Department is a 21,460-square-foot facility featuring a new Crisis Center for Behavioral Health Services, 40 treatment areas, multi-patient trauma rooms, advanced life-saving equipment, and a patient-navigation service. HMC will now be able to treat patients in a more efficient and private way.
Beginning in August, the 16,295-square-foot second floor of the building will be the new offices of Gastroenterology, General Surgery, and the Weight Management program.
In support of the new Emergency Department, the Holyoke Medical Center capital campaign has reached $2.1 million of its $3 million goal. Anyone interested in helping with the campaign is invited to call the hospital’s Development Department at (413) 534-2579.