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Taylor Family Foundation Supports
Memorial Hospital Expansion Project

Members of Memorial Hospitalís healthcare team gathered at the construction site to recognize a generous $100,000 contribution from the Kenneth and Caroline Taylor Family Foundation in support of the project. Pictured, from left, Lynn Dibble, Vice President Patient Care Services; William Rohrbach, Chief Operating and Financial Officer; Debra Fairchild, Vice President of Administrative and Medical Staff Affairs; Mary Adams, Administrator of the Personal Care Home; Patty Dawsey, Community Outreach and Development; Caroline Taylor; Kenneth Taylor; Gary A. Baker, President and CEO; Gary Engler, Director of Plant Operations and Jeff Russell, Director of Marketing and Development.

The Kenneth and Caroline Taylor Family Foundation has joined visionary efforts to expand community healthcare services at Memorial Hospital with a $100,000 donation. The generous donation will support the construction of a new three-story facility that will accommodate an expansion of the Personal Care Home as well as provide office space for the growing Community Health Associates LLC physician group.

"We very much appreciate this generous financial support from the Kenneth and Caroline Taylor Family Foundation," said Patty Dawsey on behalf of Memorial Hospital. "It is our privilege to partner with Kenneth and Caroline Taylor with a shared mission of enhancing the quality of life in the communities we serve."

According to Jeff Russell, hospital spokesman, said, "This new facility will provide convenient facilities for medical services for residents, patients and families in our region."

Community Health Associates LLC is a growing medical practice that has maximized existing space. Physicians are currently located in three different areas on the hospital campus. By consolidating the Community Health Associates LLC physician group practice into one facility, patients will enjoy easier access and better parking.

Community Health Associates LLC provides family and internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecological care, general and vascular surgery, and ear, nose, and throat care.

The Community Health Associates LLC offices located in the communities of Wyalusing and Dushore will remain open and unaffected by the new construction.

"Expanding the Personal Care Home living space will help meet the needs of individuals who are now on a waiting list," Russell said. "The new Personal Care Home accommodations will be spacious and residents will be encouraged to decorate as they please. Residents can bring their own furniture with them to add a more home-like atmosphere."

The new 32,000 square foot building is under constructed at the southern end of the existing Personal Care Home facility on the Memorial Hospital campus.

Construction will include 106 parking spaces for convenient access for patients coming to the new facility to see their doctors.

Project Highlights
  • A beautiful three-story, 32,000 square foot facility designed to blend with existing architecture.
  • The first floor will expand the existing Personal Care Home with14 single occupancy rooms and three double occupancy rooms. Rooms on the west side of the structure will include private balconies.
  • The two upper floors are for medical office with a three story grand entrance staircase and tastefully designed patient lounge areas
  • ARCHITECT: Robert A. Lack, RAL Architecture + Design, Inc.
  • Projected investment: $8 million dollars
Construction began in October 2012 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.

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Press Release
December 20, 2012
Contact: Jeff Russell 268-2444