CMC construction kickoff

From left are Catholic Medical Center Vice President and General Counsel Jason Cole, Executive Vice President and COO Alex Walker, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, CMC Board of Trustees Chairman John Cronin, CMC President and CEO Joseph Pepe, M.D., Rite Aid Regional Vice President Jeff Schares, Rite Aid Regional Healthcare Leader Brendan Rock, and Rite Aid District Leader Chuck Coupe.

MANCHESTER — Catholic Medical Center, a member of GraniteOne Health, recently marked the start of construction on a multi-year project to transform its campus on the West Side of Manchester.

Plans include a new building that will house state-of-the-art facilities for the New England Heart & Vascular Institute, up to 90 private patient rooms, additional operating suites, and a larger, upgraded Emergency Department.

A new, free-standing Rite Aid store will also be built on site.

“This project demonstrates CMC’s commitment to increasing patient access to the highest quality care with the best customer experience,” President & CEO Joseph Pepe, MD, said in a news release.

“I want to thank the many people who worked to make this happen, including Mayor Joyce Craig, Gov. Chris Sununu, the Board of Aldermen, and the Manchester Planning and Community Development Department, as well as our neighbors, St. Mary’s Bank and Rite Aid. I think it’s safe to say we’re all excited about what’s happening here on the West Side.”

Mayor Craig thanks CMC for a “collaborative approach and demonstrating their commitment to our community.”

“This exciting project will not only increase access to high quality health care in our community, but also transform an important gateway to Manchester’s West Side,” Craig said.

The Rite Aid currently located on the property will stay open during construction of the new store.

Normal operations at St. Mary’s Bank, also located on the site, will likewise be unaffected.

Regular updates will be posted to the website, catholicmedicalcenter.org/growth.