Ashtabula County Medical Center | ACMC Pulse | Summer 2022

EACH ISSUE of Pulse magazine brings you news about the latest technology, services and providers available at Ashtabula County Medical Center. This issue, we are sharing the biggest news to impact healthcare in Ashtabula County in nearly 50 years— the addition of a multi-story patient care tower on our main campus. I am excited about this project. It is the culmination of our caregivers’ dedication to providing high quality patient care, the commitment of our Board of Directors, and the trust the community places in ACMC. It will be the first new major construction on the campus since The Ashtabula Clinic medical office building was added. The last new construction to the hospital building itself was in the mid-1970s. The new patient care tower is scheduled to open early in 2024—the year we celebrate our 120th anniversary. Decades of dedication What a milestone, considering our history! When ACMC opened its doors to patients on June 30, 1904, it offered access to two operating rooms, four wards, and six private patient rooms. A handful of physicians saw patients for emergency needs as well as for women’s health; pediatrics; and kidney, liver and lung issues. Major construction projects, from 1916 to 1975, all expanded the hospital to what you see today—a facility with more than 60 ACMC and Cleveland Clinic physicians and advanced practice Welcome Building tomorrow’s healthcare at ACMC — Michael Habowski, President and CEO ACMC Healthcare System Each renovation improved access to providers, introduced new technology to the area and made a patient’s stay more comfortable. providers who see patients throughout Ashtabula County. Since 1975, ACMC has renovated and improved the existing building to better care for patients. Each renovation improved access to providers, introduced new technology to the area and made a patient’s stay more comfortable. Our new patient care tower was designed with that same mindset. I am also proud that you will be able to read about several recognitions ACMC has received this past year. These represent each caregiver’s dedication to providing appropriate treatment for the best outcomes for our patients. These are national honors that may seem surprising for a smaller community hospital. These recognitions don’t surprise me. Every day I get to see our caregivers in action—doing whatever it takes to care for our patients. I am honored to work alongside the over 1,300 caregivers in the ACMC Healthcare System. They make ACMC a great place to work and a great place to receive care. 2 ACMC Pulse •