Porter Hospital unveiled and
dedicated its new Surgical Care Center at a ceremony on Friday, November 10th, 2007
The $16.4 million project has received significant community support via more than $4.4 million in charitable donations, including a $1 million commitment by Middlebury College.
“The new Birthing Center and Surgical Care Center represent major steps forward for Porter Hospital in fulfilling our community mission of providing the highest level of quality medical care through outstanding staff and state-of-the-art facilities”, said Porter President James L. Daily. “Porter
Hospital and our community now have the newest surgical facilities and birthing center facilities in the State of Vermont—and we are extremely proud of this project and gratified by the outpouring of community support and our partnership with the Bread Loaf Corporation in building this outstanding new wing.”
The “North Project” is the latest in a long series
of capital improvement and modernization projects at Porter Hospital—including the complete renovation of the Medical/Surgical Unit in 1994, construction of a new Emergency Department/Radiology Wing and other Outpatient renovations in 1996 and the renovation of the Collins Building in 1997. The new surgical and maternity departments, set to open in November, represent modernization of facilities that were built more
than 30 years ago, as well as the latest step in the modernization of every major patient care area of Porter Hospital over the past 12 years.
For more information call the Porter Medical Center Public Relations Department at 388-4744.