Bon Secours Community Hospital recently welcomed Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, to lead a dedication and blessing of the hospital’s new temporary emergency department.
Patients are being cared for in this new space while the old emergency department is demolished and a bigger, updated department is built in its place.
The Cardinal joined hospital leadership and staff, community leaders, and elected officials for a special ceremony on Aug. 28. This is the first phase of a transformative $40 million, multi-phase expansion and enhancement project now underway.
"Bon Secours Community Hospital has a reputation for medical excellence and quality patient care in addition to a warm sense of community,” said Cardinal Dolan. “As the Archbishop of New York, I commend their confident Catholic identity, which is reflected in the Emergency Department and throughout the hospital. I am honored to be here to celebrate this new space and pleased that Bon Secours Community Hospital conveys God’s work in a splendid and radiant way.”
The temporary space has all the features of a permanent emergency department, including 10 private bays, with a separate cardiac treatment area and triage space, all new diagnostic and monitoring equipment, and accessibility from the main lobby ensuring that patient flow is not interrupted.
“The Cardinal’s visit is inspirational for our healthcare system and our Investing in a Healthier Community project. Because of our Catholic heritage, this visit has special meaning and we appreciate the continued support of His Eminence,” said Mary P. Leahy, MD, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System.