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St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center

Advancing Excellence

Jun 29 2014
Campus Developments

This past week I had the opportunity to tour several projects which are nearing completion on our campus.

The Patient Tower is almost complete and the new hallway off the lobby is now visible. The new surgical waiting room is being readied, and last week we held a thank you luncheon for the construction staff from Hayner Hoyt Corporation, our own facilities team, nursing staff and other partners to say thanks for all of the hard work. We expect to transition to this new space in September.

Part of the new hallway to the Tower includes a mural of the Northside, and will eventually have benches made by area residents with timbers removed from old Syracuse buildings.

In addition, we had the first look at the new museum in honor of St. Marianne Cope, installed by the Sisters in the old radiation oncology building on Townsend Street. It will open in early July – watch for announcements for staff tours. It is a remarkable history of St. Marianne's contributions, our dedicated Sisters, and St. Joseph's. It will be open to visitors, patients and families; and includes wonderful photos, letters, and special artifacts from the past. 

Also this past week, our Sisters moved to their new retirement community in Liverpool. Sister Mary Obrist, who had lived on our campus for over fifty years, had to drive back to a Board meeting on campus Friday and remarked how much traffic she encountered! We are happy they are in their beautiful new home, and look forward to their continued return to campus to work in spiritual care and as volunteers.

All around our campus we are seeing construction projects. A new Kinney Drugs, new storefronts and more apartments are included in several projects being started by private developers. Our investment has attracted others. Welcome to our neighborhood!

Several years ago we started a master plan to ensure we had the right facilities for the future, and to re-energize the area around us. Our incredible facilities and properties staff has done an incredible job steering us through many moves, and keeping all the projects on time and on budget. Staff from across the organization and many disciplines, including our medical staff, provided input on design and best practices to ensure we achieved a great healing environment.

We are now preparing for the opening of the new space, and are focused on improving way-finding. It will be an exciting summer, and we thank you for all your support along the way.

Friday Happy 4th!


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