Lawrence General Hospital has completed a long range master plan with the goal to improve every facet of health care services we provide to you, your family and neighbors. We are driven by a single overriding goal – to make sure that you, your family, your friends and your neighbors have access to local, outstanding, effective, efficient care whenever the need arises. To better serve you, to expand surgical options and specialties locally, and to attract even more outstanding surgeons to our Merrimack Valley region, over the next few years we will be undertaking one of the largest projects in our history - a $75,000,000 expansion and renovation project totaling nearly 68,000 square feet.
Our master plan has identified major needs for facility and capital improvements, including but not limited to: new operating rooms/suites; the construction of a new, 42,250 square foot Surgical Center ($56M); the addition of private patient rooms within the complete renovation of major inpatient units including Russell 4 and Russell 5 and more ($17M). These improvements will allow us to become the top, not-for-profit regional medical center that we strive to be.
We have also opened Andover Medical Center (AMC) with our colleagues at Pentucket Medical. The 10,000 square foot LGH floor features services for women, including ob/gyn and women's imaging, and includes two of the only Tomosynthesis 3D mammography imaging systems in the area. The new Tomosynthesis equipment and service is provided via philanthropic support. We have also added two Tomo units and the new 3D service on the Lawrence General main campus, which also requires philanthropic support. The cost of the Tomo technology alone is $2M.
A capital campaign is quietly underway, and Lawrence General needs to raise well in excess of $10,000,000 to bring all these improvements to fruition.
To learn more, please contact Nicholas Zaharias, Vice President of Philanthropy, or William Parkinson, Director of Development, at 978-683-4000, Ext. 2020.