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Gunlocke Leaders Tour the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Touring the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department was a top priority for guests from Gunlocke when they visited the Hospital on Wednesday, December 3rd.  Noyes Health President and CEO Amy Pollard along with Hospital Board Chairman Mike Johnsen, Foundation Board Chairman Jon Shay and other Noyes Health employees welcomed Gunlocke President Don Mead, Vice President of Sales Tim Costello, Vice President of Marketing Kevin Gorman, Director of Member and Community Relations Diane Wiley and Executive Assistant Karen Valle.

“We were pleased that, as a lead donor of the project, Gunlocke had a chance to see the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department in action, on a typical day” said Noyes Health CEO, Amy Pollard. “And to see their beautiful furniture put to good use by employees and visitors. We are grateful for their support of the project and all they do for the Hospital and community.”

The project included expansion and renovation with a cost of $7.3 million inclusive of equipment costs. The Hospital jumpstarted this effort by securing a prestigious $4.69 million grant through New York State’s Healthcare Efficiency and Affordability Law (HEAL NY) in June, 2012.

In addition to the grant award, Noyes Hospital was honored to receive a $750,000 leadership gift for the Emergency Department from E. Philip and Carole Saunders, residents of Livingston County, and the Saunders Foundation in memory of their late daughter, Mary Saunders Beiermann.

The goal of the 10,000 sq. ft. project was to replace the existing outdated, undersized Emergency Department (ED) through new construction and renovation of the existing space. Without the additional space, the Hospital would have been impeded from implementing a more patient-centered system both in terms of care and cost.

The Gunlocke dignitaries also received a tour of the Lab Draw/Phlebotomy area which was expanded and renovated during the project. Gunlocke furniture fills the busy Lab Draw waiting room where calming colors and design look more like a spa than a hospital.

“Businesses, along with individual donors, embraced this project and we exceeded our community goal of raising $2 million. The positive impact of this Emergency Department project will be felt by the region for years to come and we could never have accomplished all of this without the support of good neighbors like Gunlocke!” said Foundation Director Cynthia Oswald.

Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of the Noyes Health Foundation, for more detailed information, call 585-335-4323, or visit our website at:

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