Sunday, April 14, 2013
The hospital is expanding ahead of schedule, according to Einstein COO Beth Duffy.
Visitors to the fairly new Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton recently may be surprised to see construction afoot at the front of building. Turns out after having only opened in September last year, the hospital isn't nearly done yet. In fact, according to a release issued by Einstein, the hospital is even expanding. Einstein is currently in the process converting the fourth floor of the hospital's west wing—now being used for administrative offices and conference rooms—into 24 new patient rooms. "The early success of Einstein Medical Center Montgomery has created the need for additional patient care areas," said the hospital's chief operating officer, Beth Duffy, in the release. "The administrative space at Einstein …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton is holding the first of a series of free screenings in our area over the next few months for people of Irish decent.
According to the Einstein Healthcare Network, area hospitals will be offering free Tay-Sachs disease screenings to those of Irish descent in March, April and May. The screenings — which involve a simple blood test — are free to those who participate. To be eligible, participants must be at least 18 years of age and have at least three grandparents of Irish descent. Screenings will take place at the following locations and times: Tay-Sachs Disease is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that can be passed on to children when both parents are carriers of an altered gene. Babies born with Tay-Sachs disease appear normal at birth, and symptoms of the disease do not appear until the infants are about four to six months of age when they begin to …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The new hospital in East Norriton presents a few challenges to area firefighters, but Norriton Fire Engine Company is up to the challenge.
According to Montgomery Media, Norriton Fire Engine Company has been preparing for the inevitable challenges presented by the new state-of-the-art Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton. "In 2009, after they broke ground for construction, the fire company began a series of preparatory steps: site inspections, safety inspections, walk-throughs and pre-plan drilling," East Norriton Fire Marshal Frank Ludwig told Montgomery Media. "This got everyone familiar with the layout of the hospital and the exterior as well." Ludwig says the risks of a serious emergency involving the hospital are pretty low, but the department is ready if it happens. Firefighters have reportedly been completing extra training in high-angle and confined-…
Monday, December 17, 2012
The bright colors and unpacked cubes of LeWitt’s "Wall Drawing #972" is on loan from the artist's estate.
Monday, December 17, 2012
According to a release from the Einstein Heatlhcare Network, a new installation of artwork by transformative modern artist Sol LeWitt will grace the first floor hallway of the new hospital for the next 25 years. The piece is reportedly on loan from the late artist's estate. According to the release, the piece, Wall Drawing #972, "demonstrates the vision of Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, where architecture, design and efficiency work together with staff excellence and medical innovation to deliver an unparalleled patient experience." The loan also provides the public a rare opportunity to access an important work of art. The installation is on view for the public during normal hospital visiting hours. Einstein HealthCare Network …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Crystal Merchant gave birth to Jorge Adric Gurreonero on Friday, Oct. 27.
According to a release issued by Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, on Friday, October 27 at 5:50 p.m., the Labor & Delivery Department of Einstein delivered their 100th baby since opening Sept. 29. The bundle of joy – a boy named Jorge Adric Gurreonero – was delivered by Crystal Franklin, certified nurse midwife. To celebrate the milestone, Jorge's mother, Crystal Merchant of Norristown, was given a gift basket by staff containing some new-born essentials. --- Related Story Norristown Couple's Baby First Born in New Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Friday, October 26, 2012
A 10 by 15 foot mural of the Wissahickon Creek painted by Plymouth Meeting and Trooper artists included in the new exhibit.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The inaugural art exhibit at Einstein Montgomery Medical Arts Building in East Norriton will feature work by approximately 20 Greater Norristown Art League artists, with 50 pieces and will run for six months, according to an article in the Ambler Gazette. One of the pieces that will become part of the permanent collection of the hospital, is a wall mural created by Susannah Hart Thomer, of Plymouth Meeting, and Michael Wigg, of Trooper. The mural is a "10-by-15-foot depiction of the iconic Wissahickon Creek." The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Congratulations to Jennifer and Brad Autry, who welcomed baby Anne to the world on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery sent a very special birth announcement this weekend, heralding the first birth at the new hospital on East Norriton. Anne Isolde Autry, 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches long, was born on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3:22 p.m. Parents Brad and Jennifer, of Norristown, were happy to welcome their newborn baby girl to the world at the new facility. "I think everyone can see it's a lot nicer here," mom Jennifer Autry told ABC Action News. While Einstein was welcoming it's first birth, it was also welcoming now-defunct Montgomery Hospital's last. Qua'dir John Starks, 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 19 inches long, was born on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6:26 a.m. at Montgomery and transported to Einstein via ambulance shortly …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Employees of the 123-year-old hospital shared their thoughts and memories about their second home with The Times Herald.
The Times Herald recently featured a piece giving some of Montgomery Hospital's employees an opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about the historic hospital's closing. Montgomery will shut its doors for good on Saturday. While many will be moving to the new Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton when it opens on Sunday, Sept. 29, the move brings about conflicting emotions for many who've crept its halls. "The hospital has always had a homey atmosphere," Denise Smith told the Herald. "The closing is sad but it will be a happy, new beginning. A lot of people in Norristown are sad the hospital is leaving." Read more about the move and employees thoughts and memories here.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Patch tagged along some budding journalists from Gotwals Elementary and other local media folks for a tour of the Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton on Thursday.
The new Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton is slated to open its doors on Sept. 29, but local media got the chance to tour the full-service, acute-care hospital on Thursday. Patch tagged along with four aspiring journalists from Ms. Sortino's 4th Grade class at Gotwals Elementary as they interviewed executives and were treated to hands-on demonstrations of the amenities in patient rooms, the state of the art maternity ward and NICU. The kids even got to try out the cutting-edge DaVinci Surgical Sytem. The 4th Graders were working on an assignment for their Healthy News student publication. Einstein is hosting a Community Day on Sept. 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. to give the rest of the community a peak at what's in store for them …
Monday, July 30, 2012
SEPTA will extend bus Route 90 from Norristown directly to the Einstein Medical Center Montgomery starting Sept. 4.
According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, SEPTA will be adding bus service to get riders to the new Einstein Medical Center Montgomery opening on Germantown Pike in East Norriton in September. Starting Sept. 4, the Route 90 bus will leave the Norristown Transportation Center, travel up Markley Street and Swede Road, turn left at Germantown Pike and make several stops in front of the hospital and the adjacent medical offices. Timetables aren't ready yet, but buses are expected to leave the NTC for Einstein on an hourly basis. "This helps to ensure access to health care and employment for our patients, employees and their families," Bill Ryan, Einstein's director of government relations, said in a release. "Einstein is grateful to the …