By Kristin Bednarski
Batavia Township Trustees recognized Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital for being a part of the community Jan. 7.
“As an ongoing effort to recognize businesses, I’d like to present our own Clermont Mercy Hospital,” Rex Parsons, township administrator, said.
Parsons said the hospital has been an integral part of the community, has earned national honors, and continues to grow.
Parsons said the hospital was named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital in 2012 and is currently in the middle of a $2.1 million renovation of their emergency department.
Parsons said they wanted to recognize Mercy Clermont for their accomplishments and for their plans in 2013.
Jeff Graham, market leader and president of Mercy Health-East Market, and Gayle Heintzelman, site administrator at Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital, represented the hospital at the meeting.
“We want to thank Batavia for recognizing the work Clermont hospital has done over the years,” Graham said.
Graham said they are very proud of the hospital’s accomplishments and look forward to even more good things in the near future.
Graham said the expansion of the emergency department will be a nice addition for the community in 2013.
The $2.5 million project is already underway and has four phases that will include additional patient beds, expanded patient rooms, a new waiting room and reception area, a second nurse’s station, and more. The expansion is expected to be finished in 2013.
Graham said the hospital is also embracing changes in technology, and is also working hard to be ahead of the curve with preventative practice services.
“Clermont is on the leading edge of that,” Graham said.
Graham recognized Heintzelman for the work she does at the hospital and thanked trustees for the recognition.
“A lot of exciting things will continue to happen at Clermont,” Graham said. “Thank you all very much for your recognition.
Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital was established in 1973 and provides a variety of services to residents in the county including emergency care, cardiology, a wound care center, cancer care and oncology, and more.
For more information about the hospital visit www.e-mercy.com/clermont-hospital.aspx.