A Plan for the Future
Over the past 108 years, Hammond-Henry Hospital has grown and evolved in its existing location. In fact, part of the 1912 addition to the original hospital building is still in use. A major addition to the hospital occurred in 1953 with subsequent add-ons in 1975 and 1981. The main entrance, emergency department, ancillary services and imaging department were constructed in 1993. The surgery department and physician offices were added in 2002.
Thirty-five years ago my wife and I came to Geneseo and Hammond-Henry Hospital because it looked like a great place to live, work and raise a family. We stayed because it far exceeded our expectations. During that time Hammond-Henry has become an integral part of the Geneseo community and has grown to provide a multitude of excellent services right here at home. It has been a privilege for me to have been a small part of that growth process.
“Designed to be Patient Kind” is the next step in the constantly ongoing effort to provide the highest quality medical care to the residents of this community.
Please join us.
Dr. Don Ford
In 2002 a master facility plan was completed and adopted that recommended replacement of the 1953 patient care area with a third floor atop the surgery and medical office building. It also showed a natural progression of replacement facilities to the south while retaining the focus on the main hallway.
The plan paved the way for the construction of the acute care floor later that year. All 24 beds for inpatient hospitalization are located on that third floor. The layout allows for all rooms but one to be private. Wood tones and natural lighting help create a healing environment throughout the floor.
Three rooms are dedicated to women’s health, providing new mothers the opportunity to labor, deliver and recover all in the same spacious surroundings.
The skilled and extended care building was constructed in 1963. It brought a new concept to community hospitals — an extension of care within the same facility. Our long-term care services continue to be licensed for 57 beds. The majority of the beds are located in semi-private rooms with limited public space for living and dining facilities. In 2008 a task force studied long-term care and its findings reinforced our commitment to the service, but recognized that the model will need to undergo considerable change.
We believe that now is the right time for Hammond-Henry to move forward and continue despite current economic conditions. The boards of directors of both the hospital and its foundation believe that now could be an opportune time to complete this major project. Building costs, both for labor and materials, are considerably lower than in recent years and Hammond-Henry is designated as a critical access hospital, which means Medicare will reimburse a portion of the building costs. There is concern that if the project were to be delayed, capital cost reimbursement by Medicare funding may not be available in the future.
“Each and every member of mom’s care team has played a huge part in her recuperation. Please know we are eternally grateful for all you’ve done for mom and our family. We are so blessed to have such an outstanding hospital and staff right here in Geneseo. Your compassionate faces, your supportive words, and your healing deeds will be carried forever in our hearts.” Sincerely, Pam Durian & the family of Marie Hasselbusch.
The Impact on Geneseo and Area Communities
The vision of Hammond-Henry is to provide “Medical Excellence Close to Home.” By continuing to reinvest in our facilities and services, we can continue to recruit and retain physicians and health professionals who are dedicated to providing high quality services in Geneseo. This reinvestment in our community establishes Hammond-Henry as an important asset to Geneseo and the surrounding area. By providing high quality local services, we contribute to the overall community health of Geneseo and the surrounding area.
Jobs and Economic Costs
The estimated cost for all stages of this project is $21 million. The plan includes alternate revenue bonds for $17.5 million, a capital campaign to raise a minimum of $1.5 million in private funds and $2 million from hospital reserves. The bond component would include retention of reserves for unexpected circumstances. The capital campaign will allow individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout the community to be part of this important project. Naming opportunities for significant sections of the hospital and additional opportunities for recognition are also a part of the campaign plan.
Project and Campaign Overview
- There are organizations that are at the heart of every strong community. In Geneseo, one of those organizations is Hammond-Henry Hospital.
- Hammond-Henry is committed to making every patient’s stay as beneficial as possible and recent survey results indicate that we are doing just that. The “Designed to be Patient Kind” campaign builds on this tradition of excellence, and will take patient care to a new level.
- The campaign is being managed by the non-profit Hammond-Henry Hospital Foundation; it is fully endorsed by both the Hospital and Foundation Boards of Directors.
- Highlights of the building project include:
- A new long-term care area providing 18 single rooms and 10 double rooms
- A new eastside entryway and lobby
- One additional operating room
- A second floor walkway/gallery for local art
- A state of the art aquatic therapy area with a hydrotherapy pool
- A new dining room
- A courtyard and outside exercise area
- Renovation and enhancement of areas, including cardiac rehabilitation, the Women’s Health Center, the sleep lab, the dialysis section, the pain clinic and home health
- Pharmacy, gift shop and chapel renovations
- The estimated cost for all stages of this project is $21 million. The project includes bonds for $17.5 million, a capital campaign to raise a minimum of $1.5 million in private funds and $2 million from hospital reserves. The bond component would include retention of reserves for unexpected circumstances.
- Now is the right time to move forward with this project despite the current economic climate. At this time, because Hammond-Henry is a critical access hospital, Medicare will cover approximately 43% of all costs for this project. There is no guarantee that this will be the case in the future.
- With a commitment of $1.5 million – 7% of the overall costs – 93% of the costs will be covered by sources listed above. As a community leader said, “Why wouldn’t we do this?”
First Floor Departmental Layout of Hammond Henry Hospital