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CMH: Building Today. Tomorrow. Always.

Our capital campaign will allow for the physical transformation of a 70-year old facility, helping Community Memorial promote quality of patient care and safety, improve efficiencies and cost savings, and improve access to care across the Community Memorial system.

CMH: Changing to Meet The Needs of Today & Tomorrow

Community Memorial Hospital opened in 1952, in an era where it was considered a modern facility. With a small scale ER, OR, and Obstetrics Unit, the hospital served the community’s need to a tee. That was then – and as they say, ‘nothing is constant except change’.

In the 1980’s, the Emergency room grew slightly to 3 rooms to meet the increasing patient volume and more sophisticated cardiac care the patients required. In the late 80’s, more transformation came. With orthopedic surgeons in Hamilton, more operating rooms were necessary. Family Practice Staff also grew, and specialty providers arrived for cardiology and gastroenterology. Changes in staff meant the need for a larger and a more modern Cardiac/Intensive care Unit. The biggest renovation since the building of the hospital commenced; a new surgical suite with added operating rooms, a procedure room and a larger recovery room were added. On the medical side an ICU and a negative pressure room for infectious patients (used extensively now in the COVID crisis) were added, equipped with the most modern monitoring equipment. The Hospital Foundation then executed a large scale fundraiser to support this expansion.

Significant changes in the treatment of both surgical and medical patients happened over the next decade. Evolving surgical procedures changed how long patients were staying in hospitals, and the continuous transfer of patients between areas showed the need of another structural change within the organization; an ambulatory surgical unit. The Foundation began raising money for the new ambulatory surgical wing. When it was completed in 2004, patients now went less than 100 feet to and from surgery and efficiency for patients and staff was improved all around.

 


CMH 70th Anniversary Logo2022 will be the 70th anniversary of the Hospital and with this renovation to be completed that same year, what better way to celebrate!


Now we are faced with a new reality. Hospitals, including CMH, are no longer stand-alone units but are now part of a system. With expanding primary and specialty care comes increased demands on the hospital’s infrastructure to provide essential services in an efficient and pleasant manner. Patient expectations have called for other changes as well. And, many of the present infrastructures of the hospital need updating. Important needs, including boiler and roof replacement are required. The renovated and expanded Radiology Department will be relocated next to the ER will allow for expedited patient care. The ER will be expanded and infectious patients will be admitted through a different entrance.

2022 is the 70th anniversary of the Hospital, with this renovation completed that same year, and what better way to celebrate! Through my time at this organizations, I’ve seen that all employees truly care for all the patients that come through our doors, and cannot wait to bring you CMH: Building Today. Tomorrow. Always.

With finest regards,

Robert Delorme Signature
Robert Delorme, MD
Chief of Family Medicine
Campaign Co-Chair

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Rated a 5-star facility for patient experience in 2020
  • 5-star Health Grades rating in 2019 and 2020 for total knee replacement
  • 2019 HANYS Commitment to Excellence Pledge
  • FHC Locations Designated NYS Patient-Centered Medical Home

OUR FUTURE

  • $24.5m capital project: renovation and construction
  • Transforming a dated and inefficient facility, promoting patient access and navigation
  • PHYSICAL TRANSFORMATION:
    • Patient entrance and registration
    • Emergency Room
    • Radiology Department
    – Featuring a Women’s Health Suite
    – New CT Scanner
    – New MRI Machine
  • Lab Department
  • Rehabilitation Department
  • New Inpatient Wing
  • 'Greener’ facility!
    • New windows, roof, furnace & boiler
    • More energy efficient

1952

Community Memorial Hospital Opens

1980s

Emergency Department Grows to 3 Rooms and 4 Bays

Late 1980s

New Surgical Suite Built with Addition of Orthopedic Surgeons

2004

New Ambulatory Surgical Wing Built

2022

70th Anniversary & Completion of CMH: Building Today. Tomorrow. Always. Renovations

Before Photos & After Renderings

Below are before photos of Community Memorial Hospital along with renderings of what the finished project will look like.

Old ExteriorCMH Rendering

Emergency Department & Main Entrance

Old Main EntranceRendering of new main entrance

Main Entrance

Old ED EntranceRendering of new ED Entrance

Emergency Department Entrance

An Update to Visiting HoursEffective Monday, September 13, 2021

Visiting hours will be as follows for Med/Surg and SCU:

  • Monday through Friday: 3pm – 7pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 1pm – 4pm
  • Each patient will only be allowed a maximum of TWO visitors per day.
  • NO visitors in Amb/Surg.
  • Visitors must maintain social distancing of six feet, even in patients rooms.
  • Children under the age of 12 will not be allowed to visit.
  • Visitors are not permitted to visit and patient who is in isolation, unless exceptional circumstances and prior approval have been obtained.
  • Visitors are to remain in the patient room at all times unless directed by staff to leave due to a treatment.