Doylestown Health celebrated a comprehensive campaign milestone Thursday, Dec. 3, with a private ribbon-cutting and dedication of the Clark Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, which also features the Thompson Family Waiting Area and Levy Conference Room on the first floor of the new Doylestown Health Ambulatory Center.
Designed with an emphasis on efficiency and convenience, the Ambulatory Center will house Doylestown Health’s therapy services under one roof, alongside preadmission testing for outpatient surgeries and procedures, and EMG testing for neuromuscular conditions. The opening of the Ambulatory Center creates additional space within Doylestown Hospital for continued planned renovations and expansions of other growing services and programs.
The Clark Outpatient Rehabilitation Center is named in honor of the generosity of Angela and Dick Clark, retired CEO of Merck & Co.; they are both chairs of One Vision: The Campaign for Doylestown Health.
The new facility will offer physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as hand therapy, lymphedema therapy, and pelvic floor rehabilitation, and programming for neurological impairments with ample space to grow the program to allow 40,000 patient visits annually.
Its location within steps of Doylestown Hospital – and convenient parking – on the health system’s flagship campus is in consideration of facilitating patient access to these popular and critical services. It opened to patients on Monday, Dec. 7.
Dr. Scott Levy, vice president and chief medical officer of Doylestown Health, remarked, “This facility furthers our strategy and vision to continue to provide state-of-the-art care for an expanding population of patients in an environment promoting health.”
The brief dedication ceremony was held to recognize the investment made by the Clarks as well as the Thompson and Levy families. Jim Brexler, president and CEO of Doylestown Health, welcomed guests alongside Joan Parlee, chair of the boards of both Doylestown Hospital and Doylestown Health Institute.