Milford Regional Plans $40M Expansion

Milford Regional Medical Center has announced its intention to expand its Milford campus with a new building, enlarged emergency room and additional space for intensive care.

announced Monday a major expansion of its campus to include new emergency room facilities, additional intensive care rooms and reconfigured space for admitted patients.

The estimated $40 million expansion would take place in a new, two-story building, to be constructed on hospital property adjoining the existing facilities. The location is now a parking area.

The planned addition was announced at the annual meeting of the hospital corporation by Board of Trustees Chairman Albert A. Crimaldi. The hospital, which opened in a three-story brick building in 1903, has had a series of expansions over the years, the latest being the new cancer treatment facility in 2008. This one, if authorized by state and local agencies, would add approximately 50,000 square-feet of new space to the 250,000-square-foot hospital, said Edward Kelly, president of the hospital.

The planned expansion would double the size of the emergency room, and increase intensive care unit rooms from 10 to 16, Kelly said. The expansion is intended to meet the future needs of a growing community, which includes Milford and surrounding towns.

Kelly expressed optimism that funds could be raised to help construct the facility. The scope of the capital campaign has not yet been determined, he said. At the annual meeting, directors announced that the hospital in 2011 had had its most successful fundraising efforts to date.

The hospital serves a region that is growing in population, but is also claiming a larger share of people within that region, Kelly noted. Both the emergency room and the intensive care facilities are undersized, he told reporters, immediately following the meeting.

"Our emergency room is terribly undersized," he said.

While the number of hospital beds would not be increased through the addition, the new space would allow the hospital to reconfigure its 125 existing rooms to allow for more single-patient rooms.

The expansion is in a conceptual design phase, Kelly said, and the hospital board has not yet hired an architect or presented plans to state health or local authorities, who would need to approve any expansion in facilities.

Jim Rizoli January 25, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Mary.....This is getting a little ridiculous! You now censor links? It's your hospital have fun with the illegal aliens. Jim@ccfiile.com
Mary MacDonald January 25, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Nothing is being censored. We have had a longstanding practice of deleting derogatory terms and phrases, and of deleting links to websites that have nothing to do with the story posted. It is considered spam. You have the power to choose your words more carefully, you are choosing not to.
Jim Rizoli January 25, 2012 at 01:06 AM
I actually save the post.....Lucky you.... I have no problem with helping people. The issue here is the COST to Americans as we the good people of the USA end up paying for all of this. There have been many hospitals that have gone out of business because of the "FREE" care given to illegals and actually ALL people with no health insurance not just illegals. But the illegals have fell into a gold mine here. They come with the understanding that if they are pregnant they can give birth here FREE. If they have illnesses they can't get surgery in their home country they get here FREE, you get the point? The USA has become a destination point for those who can be rest assured they will get the care they need here. I've read that Korean mothers to be, come here especially for the purpose to give birth here. This is planned out in advanced to the minute. The poor Americans are losing their homes because they don't have this free coverage, and the hospitals aren't too helpful in extending them credit. The real icing on the cake is....the illegals will get all the FREE care and then send their money back home to pay for their extended families there!!!!!! This is a travesty of justice! Jim@ccfiile.com
Mary MacDonald January 25, 2012 at 01:22 AM
thank you!
Jim Rizoli January 25, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Mary....Too bad you don't practice what you preach! I've been called every derogatory term you can say without swearing, but you seem to have no issues with that. Jim@ccfiile.com


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