January 10, 2011
Hamot Women's Hospital Opens
Hamot hosts area business and community leaders for private tour
J. Gary Rhodes, VP of Hamot Health Foundation and CEO of Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of Hamot Health Foundation, led a group of 52 area business and community leaders, business partners, and KCH clinic and outreach staff on a trip to Erie on Thursday, January 6. They were guests of Hamot for a private tour and luncheon at the new Hamot Women’s Hospital.
The public open house was Saturday, January 9; and the hospital opened for business January 10.
Hamot Women's Hospital in Erie is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility devoted exclusively to meeting the healthcare needs of women and infants throughout the region. This first-of-its-kind facility in northwestern Pennsylvania has 93-beds, including 24 NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) beds and 9 triage beds.
Hamot Women's Hospital brings together a highly skilled team of health experts offering a comprehensive range of specialties including obstetrics, neonatology and gynecology. The hospital integrates compassionate patient care and comfort with leading-edge technologies.
The Hospital features the most advanced surgical facilities and equipment, complemented by numerous amenities, all designed to ensure optimal outcomes for Hamot patients and their families.
The design elements and color scheme throughout the facility reflect the Peninsula and take full advantage of the breathtaking views. Hamot Women's Hospital is located at 118 E. Second Street in downtown Erie, PA, two blocks south
Group Photo: J. Gary Rhodes, VP of Hamot Health Foundation and CEO of Kane Community Hospital (KCH), top row,
second from left, led a group from the area to Erie on Thursday for a private, pre-opening tour of Hamot's new Women's
Hospital. The group poses in the Lydia M. McBrier McCain Atrium in front of a waterfall encased in glass near the front
desk, 24 hour valet service and security desk in the lobby of the Hospital.
NICU Bay: One bay of the spacious Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU offers the highest quality of care for the tiniest patients, while keeping the entire family's well-being in mind.
Faces of Women Mosaic: Area sisters with their mother, Pat Nestlerode of Hazel Hurst, find their photo on the Faces of
Women Mosaic at Hamot's new Women's Hospital. The completed Mosaic was revealed at Saturday's Open House at
Hamot in Erie. From l-r: Leslie Davis, Admissions Liaison, Sena Kean Manor; Linda Myers, Owner, Myers Trucking,
Pat and Lisa Johnson, representing Case Cutlery and pointing to the photo that sister Linda, Board Member of both KCH
and Hamot Boards, sent in to honor her sisters and mother.
The unique Mosaic was part of Hamot's fundraising effort for the new Hospital. These four women were part of group touring from the KCH area who traveled to Erie Thursday for a private tour and luncheon, hosted by Hamot for the KCH service area. KCH is a full business partner and affiliate of Hamot Health Foundation.