PUBLISHED: 7:53 PM on Wednesday, October 29, 2008
A ceremonial ribbon cutting hosted by Bartlett Regional Hospital staff and executives and local government representatives on Oct. 20 marks the "opening of the front door to YOUR community hospital," said Chief Operating Officer Debbi Lehner. The hospital now features private rooms for inpatient care departments, obstetrics and 24-hour emergency services in addition to a variety of outpatient services. Amenities include a new Patient Education Resource Center, a Prayer and Meditation Room and the newly renamed Blue Heron Gift Shop which is run by the Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation. Bartlett will host its official community open house celebration on Nov. 10 from 4:30 - 7 p.m. Bartlett Regional Hospital has been undergoing construction and renovation of the facilities since August 2004. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $65.7 million with the cost of this phase at completion running approximately $29 million. "This is an exciting day for all of our team members and our community," said Reed Reynolds, chair-elect of Bartlett's Board of Directors.