Catholic Medical Center celebrated the opening of the new Outpatient Non-Invasive Cardiology suite this morning. The ribbon-cutting completes the first phase of a major, hospital-wide renovation. In addition to the convenient, state-of-the-art offices, CMC also opened a new connector corridor between the McGregor Street sky bridge and the Level B lobby of the hospital. Patients coming from the parking garage can now access the cafeteria and the New England Heart & Vascular Institute without having to go through main hospital lobby.
Starting May 1st, patients can also use the new, complimentary valet parking service. Valet will be available at the hospital’s front door and in the Notre Dame Pavilion parking garage, across the street from the main entrance. The service will help alleviate the stress of hunting for parking while trying to get to an appointment or visit a loved one.
“We’re offering more high-quality services to more patients than ever before,” says Dr. Joseph Pepe, CMC President & CEO. “These renovations help us meet that demand in a way that makes the best use of our resources. We are building CMC’s future while also honoring the commitment we’ve had to this West Side neighborhood for the last 125 years.”
Next month, CMC will open the 10-bed Clinical Decision Unit (CDU). This unit, adjacent to the Emergency Department, will monitor patients while determining whether they need to be admitted to the hospital or can be released. The CDU will free up much-needed space in the Emergency Department without impacting inpatient beds. It allows CMC to provide the right level of care to patients at the right time.
Renovations are scheduled to end in the fall, with the opening of a 10-bed addition to the Intensive Care Unit as the final phase of the project. The project also includes a refreshed Emergency Department waiting area, several relocated departments, and other improvements around the campus.
In the photo: Members of CMC’s New England Heart & Vascular Institute and senior leadership team join President & CEO Dr. Joseph Pepe at the ribbon cutting Monday for the new Non-Invasive Cardiology unit. The group is in the new sky bridge connector hallway.