Monday, December 3, 2012
Items are available for live inspection on Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to Rasmus Auctioneers, the online auction house is selling off the contents of the now-closed Montgomery Hospital in Norristown. There are reportedly over 8,000 items up for sale and everything is cataloged, organized and ready for bidding at online auction. The hospital is offering the items from all eight floors of the facility back to the community through to both re-purpose them and generate revenue. There are items for sale from every area of the hospital including offices, kitchen and cafeteria, laboratories, operating rooms, patient rooms, visitor waiting areas and power plants. According to Rasmus, each item has been tagged, described in detail and photographed. There are twenty-eight pages worth of items that are …
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.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
The Einstein Healthcare Network also announced it's chief operating officer and clinician leadership team for the Einstein Medical Center Montgomery scheduled to open in East Norriton in September.
The Einstein Healthcare Network issue a release announcing that job openings for the Einstein Medical Center Montgomery now being constructed in East Norriton are now being posted on EinsteinMontgomery.com. Einstein says they expect to fill more than 350 positions before the opening in September. The jobs range from food service workers to physicians and can be searched by following this link. Some positions will require training and will begin in July or August, and all applications are now being accepted with more job postings showing daily. There are currently 195 positions listed, the bulk of those being healthcare and medical positions. Barry R. Freedman, President and CEO of Einstein Healthcare Network has announced that Beth …
Monday, June 11, 2012
The Leapfrog Group released safety assessment reports of hospitals all across the country last week and Norristown-area hospitals got their grades.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, have released their latest safety assessments of hospitals accross the country and our two current local hospitals have gotten their grades. Montgomery Hospital, which won't be with us much longer, got a "C" from the group, while Mercy Suburban faired better with a "B." You can see the full report card with a more detailed report for each hospital here on the Hospital Safety Score website. "The Leapfrog Group board has been frustrated with the lack of progress in improving patient safety, despite significant industry efforts over the past decade," David Knowlton, immediate past chair of The Leapfrog Group Board of …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
EMS service providers from Volunteer Medical Services Corps of Lansdale and Community Ambulance Association of Ambler delivered a baby girl on Monday night at William Penn Inn.
On Monday night, around 9 p.m., Volunteer Medical Services Corps of Lansdale and Community Ambulance Association of Ambler were dispatched to the parking lot of William Penn Inn. A couple, who was headed to Montgomery Hospital after the wife’s water broke, called for local EMS workers when labor was moving faster than they could. Lansdale EMT Natalie Corapai delivered the new baby girl, and the family was transported to Montgomery Hospital. Scott Welker, Executive Director of Community Ambulance Association of Ambler, said the two EMS workers with Ambler Ambulance and the two EMS workers with Lansdale all traveled with the family to the hospital. Jack Heleniak, Director of Volunteer Medical Services Corps of Lansdale, said there is a …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Residents, business owners and social service providers are expected to turn out for tonight's Municipal Council meeting to make their voices heard.
Norristown Municipal Council meets tonight at 7:30pm at Norristown Municipal Hall and while there are many items on the agenda, there are two that have some residents, business owners and members of the social service industry concerned – parking meters on Marshall Street and the rezoning of the "Health-Care District." Council approved adding parking meters to the business district on West Marshall Street earlier this year, but some business owners objected to the plan and collected signatures on a petition to try and get the approval recinded. The issue is listed on tonight's meeting agenda as a topic of discussion and those opposing the plan are expected to attend to speak out on the issue. The new "Health-Care District" is also expected…
Sunday, October 2, 2011
The new regulations will be aimed at better controlling the use of the area around Montgomery Hospital once the facility is abandoned for the new Einstein Medical Center in East Norriton.