Ashtabula County Medical Center | ACMC Pulse | Summer 2022

There will be two separate roadways leading to the new Emergency Department—one for patients and one for Emergency Medical Services squads. Emergency Department patients will have dedicated parking spaces as they do now. The design of the new tower also takes into consideration the flow of patients to provider offices in The Ashtabula Clinic as well as to departments in the current south and north wings of the hospital. “This is the hospital’s largest construction project and the first major construction to the Lake Avenue campus in more than 40 years. Prior major construction projects for the hospital were in 1916, 1952, 1963 and 1975,” said Habowski. “The new patient care tower will further our commitment to advancing healthcare for years to come. It is designed to adapt to new technology and incorporate new equipment as they are developed.” Future of care 1980s 1974 A long history of advancing healthcare in Ashtabula County + Ashtabula General Hospital—the precursor to ACMC—was the first in Ashtabula County. + ACMC was the first in Ashtabula County to install an MRI; prior to that, patients had to travel to Erie or Cleveland for an MRI. + ACMC was the first in Ashtabula County to have an accredited fixed mammography site. + ACMC was the first in Ashtabula County to use radioactive isotopes in the Radiology Department. + ACMC was the first in Ashtabula County to provide cataract surgery with an ophthalmic laser. + ACMC is the only hospital in Ashtabula County with a cardiac catheterization lab. + ACMC is the only hospital in the Ashtabula County with an inpatient behavioral health unit. + ACMC’s affiliation with Cleveland Clinic provides overnight telemedicine coverage by trained critical care providers for patients in the Intensive Care Unit. —Continued from page 3 ACMC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS THE LARGEST EMPLOYER IN THE COUNTY, infusing over $100,000,000 into the economy each year through the salaries and benefits of our 1,300 caregivers. The healthcare system also contributes in excess of $1,150,000 each year in combined income tax revenue for Ashtabula City, Conneaut City, Geneva City, Geneva Schools and Jefferson Village. $100,000,000 4 ACMC Pulse •