Ashtabula County Medical Center | ACMC Pulse | Summer 2022

ASHTABULA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER broke ground June 30 on a new patient care tower. The 115,000-square-foot, multi-story addition will add 55 new private patient rooms, a new Intensive Care Unit, five new operating rooms and 24 new rooms in the Emergency Department. “For the past several years, the Board of Directors and administrative team have discussed the aging condition of many parts of the hospital,” said Nancy Kister, Chairperson of the ACMC Healthcare System Board of Directors. “We have spent a lot of time reviewing the needs of our patients, caregivers and the organization as we plan for what our future will look like over the next 10, 20, 30 years and beyond.” Michael Habowski, ACMC Healthcare System President and CEO, said, “Since opening in 1904, the hospital has been committed to responding to the changing healthcare needs of our communities. The planned new patient care tower is another example of that commitment. ACMC has been the healthcare provider of choice for Ashtabula County. The new tower will create an even better environment for our patients and caregivers and will enable us to advance our mission of providing quality healthcare that makes a positive impact on our communities.” Future of care New patient care tower to open in 2024 The new patient care tower will connect to the current hospital on the south side of the building and will give patients and caregivers more exposure to natural light. The new patient rooms will have private bathrooms and showers and will be more spacious and comfortable for families while visiting their loved one. Patients on the east side of the tower will have views of the Ashtabula River. Plans include a new hospital entrance with additional green space. 1904 New and improved —Continued on page 4 ACMC Pulse • 3