New Milford, Connecticut – On June 9, New Milford Hospital’s new Arnhold Emergency Department will officially open to the public. The grand opening marks a major milestone for the 11-month project, which was completed in late April.
O&G Industries served as the construction manager for the new 11,000sf emergency department, which will double the size of the previous facility. The new facility is expected to serve more than 20,000 patients each year from Connecticut and Eastern New York state.
At the May 8 ribbon-cutting event, New Milford Hospital Executive Director Thomas Koobatian praised O&G’s performance: “They were partners all along and built a top-notch facility.” Facilities Director Charlie Geyer also noted: “We’re very pleased with the performance.”
According to Gregory S. Oneglia, vice chairman of O&G: “We’re proud to be involved in the construction of the Arnhold Emergency Department and support New Milford Hospital in promoting a higher level of patient care in the community.”
The new emergency department includes 14 patient rooms that will provide privacy for patients and their families, a central nursing station that allows for direct oversight of patients, and a larger triage area. In addition, the facility includes a common layout for all of the patient rooms and separate entrances for ambulance traffic and the public.
In addition to the emergency department project, O&G worked with hospital administration to complete other smaller projects at the facility during the project. These projects include renovating the hospital gift shop, building a new cafeteria, and converting the old cafeteria to office space.
O&G completed the Arnhold Emergency Department project two weeks ahead of schedule and continues working on other projects at the facility.