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January 28, 2013
By Matt Rocheleau
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center recently celebrated two major construction milestones on its Brighton campus: the opening of its renovated Hematology Oncology Outpatient Center and the completion of the steel frame for a three-floor addition atop an existing three-story facility that houses its emergency room and radiation oncology center.
The addition to Connell Pavilion, at the corner of Cambridge and Washington streets, is scheduled to open in early 2014. It will expand the hospital’s intensive care space and will feature 23 private rooms.
The newly renovated Hematology Oncology Outpatient Center, located in the Cardinal Cushing Pavilion, was developed in affiliation with Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care.
The 11,800-square-foot space underwent $7.4 million in renovations and refurbishment.
The medical center is making other infrastructure upgrades elsewhere on its Brighton campus.
Patient rooms are being upgraded on medical and surgical inpatient floors in Seton 7 East and 6 West and Medeiros 6 and 7. Those upgrades include: renovating nursing stations, hallways and patient room walls, ceilings and showers and installing new window treatments, light fixtures, flat screen TVs and energy efficient windows.
Lobbies and hallways at an office building at 11 Nevins St. and at 280 Washington Street are scheduled to begin soon. At 280 Washington, some work is already underway to combine two office suites for Dr. Eugene Vaninov’s primary care and cardiology practice.
New signage is also being installed around the campus to help patients find their way around.
The hospital also recently completed renovations and repairs to Seton Chapel and a build-out of a new peripheral vascular lab.
“St. Elizabeth’s is committed improving each patient’s experience and the environment of care in which our world-class physicians work,” said a statement from Nathan Howell, chief operating officer at the medical center, which is a member of Steward Health Care and a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine.
“Advancements in medical care, and our ongoing focus on ensuring a calm and restful stay for all of our patients, are driving forces behind continual investments in our campus,” he continued. “Patients are already positively responding to the new Hematology Oncology Outpatient Center and the new ICUs will give our clinicians a physical place that matches the advanced life-saving care we already provide.”