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Donor Story: $2.1 Million Raised for Emergency Department

In 2013, the Keuka Health Care Foundation completed its largest fundraising effort in Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital's history, raising more than $2.1 million from foundations, individuals, and the state .

Modernized Facilities
The capital campaign helped modernize and expand the Emergency Department to improve patient outcomes and experiences.  Improvements include:

  • Expanded square footage by 66%
  • Doubled treatment areas from 3 to 6
  • A dedicated pediatric treatment area (for children's care)
  • Upgraded medical equipment and information technology
  • A new ambulance entrance and a new entrance for patients, families, and staff

According to Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital President and Chief Operating Officer James Watson: "The Campaign will enable us to better provide initial care for life-threatening emergencies as well as accommodate increasing numbers of patients who look to the emergency department for non-emergent outpatient and ambulatory care. The increasing acuity and complexity of the cases we see in the current Emergency Department make the expansion and upgrade project particularly urgent. The project will enable the Hospital to surpass today's standards of care and will significantly improve the patient experience. We will be able to serve patients faster and more efficiently during periods of peak experience and accommodate growth in patient volume in the immediate future."

Donald F. Coon and Joseph F. Meade, Jr. Emergency Department
The expanded Emergency Department is named for Dr. Donald F. Coon and Joseph F. Meade, Jr., former president of the hospital who passed away in early 2010. Mr. Meade was president of the hospital when it moved from East Steuben Street in Bath to its current location on Route 54 in Urbana and for several years after the new facility opened in 1960. His son, "Bud" Meade, chairman of the Meade Foundation, said of his father and Dr. Coon: "They were the closest of life-long friends. In re-naming the Emergency Department, we are honoring both men."
The Children's Trust has named the new pediatric treatment area.

Contact Us
Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital
Keuka Health Care Foundation
 7571 State Route 54
Bath, NY 14810

Kimberly Sprague
Keuka Health Care Foundation


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