In the latest milestone of its $100 million capital campaign, Doylestown Health recently celebrated the dedication of the new Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine with a ribbon-cutting event held at Doylestown Hospital.
The opening of Clark Critical Care will allow for the expansion of Doylestown Health’s intensivist program, led by pulmonologist Dr. Les Szekely, medical director of the Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Care at Doylestown Health and the Doylestown Health Sleep Center. Intensivists are board-certified physicians who specialize in the care of critically ill patients.
The Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine encompasses all critical care services at Doylestown Hospital, including the new 32-bed Putman Intensive Care/Intermediate Unit located on the third floor of the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion.
The dedication ceremony was held to recognize the investment made by Angela and Richard Clark, visionary benefactors and chairs of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health.
“This Center will help Doylestown Health continue to maintain its high standards and to be a resource for future generations. Now we’ve taken that standard of clinical care and matched it with the highest standard in facilities with the new critical care unit. I’ve been in hospitals throughout the world, and I can guarantee you, there is no better facility than the one we’re standing in right now,” said Clark before the ribbon-cutting.
“It means so much to my colleagues and me to practice critical care medicine in a place where our community believes in us and steps forward to support the highest quality care for themselves and their families and friends,” said Szekely just before the ribbon was cut. “Thank you for your tremendous support.”