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APD Moving forward with Hospital Renovation

June 3, 2011—Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (APD) announces that the New Hampshire Certificate of Need Board has approved a Certificate of Need (CON) to renovate the main hospital facility and that the APD Hospital Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve the project at their board meeting on Tuesday, May 31. The current hospital was built in 1965 and the renovated hospital will enable Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital to better serve the healthcare needs of the community.

The project will encompass approximately 42,700 square feet (31,030 sf renovations and 11,670 sf new), representing approximately 60% of the entire facility. The renovations will improve patient privacy; improve the circulation of patients, staff and visitors; provide a modern and energy-efficient infrastructure; and offer safe and efficient patient and visitor parking. Construction could begin as early as the fall of 2011 and be completed over a twenty-four to twenty-seven month timeframe. This schedule will minimize impact on patients and staff and allow for continuous and smoothly-functioning services. The project is expected to cost between $16-17 million which includes “soft costs” for equipment, furnishings and Information Technology.

The new facility will incorporate a design that promotes energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources. Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, (LEED) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and aims to be one of the first hospitals in Northern New England to be LEED certified.

Areas targeted for renovations include the retrofitting of 19 in-patient single occupancy beds; Laboratory services; Radiology; Preoperative and Postoperative areas; Patient registration and interior and exterior circulation. Hospital parking will be constructed on the same level as the entrance and together with a new entrance will greatly improve accessibility to the facility. Less visible, but no less vital, are changes to the Emergency Services entrances, Rehab Inpatient Gym; Laboratory Services; and Administration and professional offices. Since most of the work will take place in the existing footprint, it will be a phased project aimed at limiting the disruption.

“This renovation comes at a critical stage in the life of the Hospital’s main building and will be the most transformative physical plant improvement project in more than 40 years,” said Hospital President and CEO Harry G. Dorman, III, FACHE. “We will be asking the members of the community to join APD in supporting this effort, which will further improve healthcare services for residents of the Upper Valley in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.”

Anthony E. Venti
Director of Marketing and Communications
603 448 7442