Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Opens Doors To The Community At “DESTINATION EINSTEIN!”
This past Saturday, a week before the doors open for business, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery hosted over 12,000 neighbors at an open house, giving them the opportunity to tour the new $350 million facility and spend a fun-filled day enjoying games, entertainment and health education activities.
Sports celebrities, hospital officials and medical specialists were on hand at Destination Einstein! the new campus at 559 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton.
“This was our chance to celebrate the opening of this spectacular new facility with our new neighbors, and to demonstrate our desire to be actively engaged in the community,” said Beth Duffy, Chief Operating Officer of Einstein Medical Center Montgomery.
Families went on self-guided tours to see the all-private patient rooms, visited the emergency and maternity departments, and saw the da Vinci robot in the gleaming, futuristic operating room. A rotating roster of medical specialists were stationed at tables to answer questions during the festivities.
Brendan Hansen, Olympic Gold medalist swimmer, greeted visitors outside of the Men’s Health Pavilion, where guests played Wii games, relaxed and got health information. The Women’s Health Pavilion offered chair massages and health information. Children and their families saw a performance by hosts Kelly and Chica from The Sunny Side Up Show on 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout and had their picture taken with them in the Kids’ Zone.
The hospital grounds became a festive community fair, with an entertainment stage featuring non-stop performances from local professional and community-based groups; a midway where participants won prizes playing games of strength, balance and accuracy – such as throwing baseballs and knocking down milk bottles; a math and science pavilion with demonstrations, make-and-take crafts, robotics, and a presentation of The Science Show by award-winning musician and former circus performer John Hadfield.
There were raffles, prizes and family photo sessions. The building itself was illuminated with dramatic special lighting.
“We’re delighted to be able to introduce our new medical center with so many varied, fun and educational activities for everyone to enjoy,” Duffy said.
Shuttle buses to transfered guests from remote parking lots.
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery will officially open to serve patients on Saturday, Sept. 29.