2021-2022 Annual Fund Campaign - Pulmonary Renovation/Expansion
Meadville Medical Center's (MMC) physicians, nurses and staff have
been serving on the frontline of healthcare for many decades, but the
past two years have been some of the most challenging times they have
Throughout the pandemic, we have seen ever-changing regulations, elevated
use of personal protective equipment, challenging staffing deficiencies,
an increasing rate of severly ill COVID-19 patients and the need for hospital
beds exceeding capacity. Frontline workers have demonstrated tremendous
courage and commitment to serve our community even in the most difficult
Now is your opportunity to assist in creating a better environment of
care for staff and patients!
MMC's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is routinely at or exceeding capacity.
Patients presenting at the hospital are much sicker than normal and with
limited bed availibility in larger regional hospitals, providing the highest
level of care locally is essential, as the abiltiy to transfer is not
always an option.
We can alleviate some of the problem by expanding our pulmonology, respiratory
and emergency departments in meaningful ways.
For instance, outside the Emergency Department (ED), you will see a temporary
trailer. This is an overflow area for patients needing essential outpatient
services such as antibody administration allowing for the expansion of
emergency services. This is a temporary solution: however, we need a more
In addition to capacity issues in the ICU and the ED depts, the demand
for pulmonology and respiratory services throughout the pandemic has increased
to all-new levels! The pulmonology office needs to expand within the next
year, and a plan is already underway to relocate various departments to
create space at the Liberty Street facility.
Expanding clinical services is very costly. Relocating and expanding the
pulmonology department alone is estimated to be a $1 million project.
With your help, it will enable our clinicians to continue to provide the
high-level care our community deserves and has come to expect.
Your donation shows support for our clinicians in these key areas and
will serve as a much-needed step to expanding capacity. It has been a
challenging couple of years and seeing your support is more meaningful
The stress levels, fatigue, uncertainty and emotional and psychological
toll of this pandemic have greatly affected everyone. By supporting this
project, you are helping the community rally together for a very important cause.
If you wish to donate, you may call Annette Gulick at 814-333-5441 or
click here to donate.