PITTSFIELD — Sebasticook Valley Health recently celebrated another milestone during its 50th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting to mark the completion of the hospital’s inpatient wing. Several SVH employees, community members and major donors attended the event, and toured the last six private inpatient rooms and nursing areas constructed after the inpatient wing opened earlier this summer, according to a SVH press release.

SVH President/CEO and EMHS Senior Vice President Terri Vieira said in the release, “Since moving into the new inpatient wing this summer, our staff has been very patient and supportive while we refurbish this area — all while treating patients, acclimating to the new inpatient space, and providing the quality care. As we honor this space today, I am confident that SVH can continue providing quality care for the next fifty years, thanks to the support of our employees, the campaign committee, and our community.” SVH Board of Trustee chair Michael Gallagher and Capital Campaign Chair Malcolm Cianchette also spoke during the event, which culminated with the ribbon cutting.

The new space, which includes five private rooms, a third special care unit, a fourth nurses station, a staff locker room, and conference room, mirrors the decor and leading edge technology of the new inpatient wing. The modernized space offers enhanced privacy for patients, visitors, and caregivers and increased opportunity for rest and recuperation with less noise and interruption. Larger spaces offer easier maneuverability for patients, caregivers, and equipment necessary for optimal patient care.

The inpatient wing was part of “The Campaign to Modernize SVH,” which began in 2012 and was managed by Cianbro Corporation in Pittsfield. The expansion touched various areas throughout the hospital, from upgrading the hospital parking and walking areas, to much-needed upgrades to the hospital’s heating and cooling systems and various patient areas throughout the hospital.

For more information, call Jennifer Yarbrough at 487-4024.

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