April 13, 2011

A Fabulous New ER at Northern Westchester Hospital

You may recall my blog about my emergency room experience when I needed stitches to repair a gash I received from a head butt by my beloved Frenchie, Francesca.  I went to my wonderful neighborhood medical center, Northern Westchester Hospital, and was stitched up very nicely.  You may also recall that I commented on the outdated floral ceiling border in the treatment room.  Well, I am very happy to say that on March 23rd, the hospital opened a brand new, state-of-the-art ER, called the Mary & David Boies Emergency Department, of which I am a contributor.  This new facility is a Planetree design, a global catalyst and leader that promotes the development and implementation of innovative models of healthcare that focus on healing and nurturing body, mind, and spirit.

To celebrate the opening of this fantastic facility, I, along with my friends the Schwartz’s and the Fleischer’s, hosted a champagne reception to introduce our guests to the new ER.  It’s interesting to note that not too long ago, one would avoid the ER at all costs and it’s comforting to know that now, in the event of an emergency, Northern Westchester Hospital offers the best of medical care for those in need, along with a comforting and supportive environment for their loved ones who wait.  The tasty food for the occasion was provided by the new chef at the hospital and it showcased how they are also making inroads in their food service – food and nutrition is now a focal point of patient care.