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August 03. 2014 7:49PM

Milford Medical Center expansion begins


A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Milford Medical Center's construction site at 442 Nashua Street on August 1. The 19,500 square foot building will continue the tradition of quality patient care and will have an attached walkway to the medical center built in 2005. From left to right: Rob Prunier, Harvey Construction VP, Pamela Duchene, PhD, APRN, NEA, St. Joseph Hospital VP of Patient Care Services, Peter Gould, DO, SJ Emergency Physicians, Milford Urgent Care, Louise Trottier, St. Joseph Hospital Board Chairperson, Rich Boehler, St. Joseph Healthcare President/CEO, Allise de Smet, St. Joseph Hospital Board member, and from Lavallee Brensinger Architects; Steve Clayman, VP and Danielle Santos, Associate. (Kathleen Baglio Humphreys)

MILFORD — After 35 years in a refurbished white farmhouse and barn, the Milford Medical Center is ready to grow again.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, Aug. 1, on a multi-level 19,500-square-foot outpatient facility at 442 Nashua St. It is expected to be completed next summer.

Construction of the new facility will be divided up into three phases, and all services currently offered at Milford Medical Center will remain fully operational during construction.

The new outpatient ambulatory building will include an urgent care center, a lab drawing area and a full range of diagnostic imaging, including general radiology, ultrasound, mammography, including 3D mammography and, in the near future, bone density screening.

Urgent care will have six private exam and treatment rooms and a private registration area.

The new building will offer physical and occupational therapy with a large gym and modern fitness and rehabilitation equipment.

A 400-square foot community room can be used for local meetings and community health education classes.

Parking at the current facility is limited especially since the new medical building was built in 2005 but plans will improve parking spaces and allow a drop-off area at the front entrance.

The modern 2005 building with a stone and clapboard facade is used by Nashua Pediatrics and St. Joseph Family Medical Center. Nashua Pediatrics used to be in the basement of the farmhouse building and since moved to the new building into a bright and large space with nine exam rooms.

An enclosed hallway will allow access for both patients and medical personnel and connect the new facility with the existing 2005 building.

Recently the emergency room became an urgent care facility.

khumphreys@newstote.com


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