On Thursday, September 26th Roxborough Memorial Hospital celebrated Good Neighbor Day by providing a free health fair in the morning, conducting tours in the afternoon, and hosting an open house in the Lobby of the hospital in the early evening.
During the open house, guests were treated to insights about the hospital, along with wonderful food and drink. A ground breaking – more accurately, a cake cutting - ceremony served to announce the hospital’s plans to double the capacity of its Emergency Room.
In an information exchange facilitated by the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Adamo, the audience learned how the hospital has re-established its support in the community and how it is helping employees and neighbors to quit smoking, eat better, and exercise more often. Mr. Adamo said that he was touched by the support of the community over the past 120 years and that the hospital is dedicated to creating the highest levels of quality by achieving stroke certification later this year and by becoming an all private room hospital. He also presented a new program called the Roxborough Rewards Club that helps connect community members make better use of the hospital’s services.
In addition to the many residents of Roxborough, also in attendance were Joshua Cohen from Councilman Curtis Jones’ office, Leza Perkins from State Representative Pam DeLissio’s office, and Patricia Nesmith from the Mayor’s office. Each had the opportunity to address the audience to support the relationship between their offices and the hospital and to express their appreciation for the recent advancements at the hospital.
The final speaker of the day was Dr. Prem Reddy who is President and Chief Executive Officer of Prime Healthcare Services – the parent company that purchased the hospital in February of 2012. In his words, “we are honored to become part of the long history of success at Roxborough Memorial Hospital and Prime Healthcare will continue to provide support to this very special hospital serving an even more special community.”