Franklin Health Medical Arts Center Fire Aftermath
Information for patients and affected employees
January 31, 2010
In the aftermath of a fire at the Franklin Health Medical Arts Center on Saturday, hospital administrators and others have been busy over the weekend serving on 10 impact teams to address issues such as relocating services, cleanup, security, and planning for repair.
The west wing of the building will be closed for at least one week and professional cleanup has already begun. It is unknown when the east wing, which suffered the most damage, will reopen. The closure affects 22 medical providers and 117 additional staff.
Medical practices and mammography services will be relocated on Monday and a hotline has been established to inform patients of the procedures to follow if they have a scheduled appointment. The hotline number is 779-2163.
“Our impact teams have been diligent, creative, and have worked long hours in coming up with solutions to address many issues so that we can see patients on Monday,” said Jerry Cayer, Franklin Community Health Network executive vice president.
Patients with appointments this week should report to a temporary location for registration as follows:
• Orthopaedics: Cardiopulmonary on the 1st floor of the hospital
• Pediatrics: Wilton Family Practice
• Surgery: Registration desk on the 2nd floor of the hospital
• Urology: Registration desk on the 2nd floor of the hospital
• Women’s Care: Registration desk on the 2nd floor of the hospital
• Mammography: FMH Outpatient Services in Livermore Falls
All staff who normally work in the Medical Arts Center should report to the hospital lobby on Monday at their regular start time. In addition, they should park their vehicles where they normally do on Loop Road employee parking areas and can enter the hospital through the Medical Arts Center connecting corridor. No employees are to park in the lots in front of the hospital.
The 58,000 square foot Medical Arts Center houses [Franklin Health] pediatrics, women’s care, orthopaedics, general surgery, and urology medical practices, as well as the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center. Human Resources, Health Information Management, and Care Support departments of Franklin Memorial Hospital are located on the ground level.
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