Nashoba Valley Medical Center Unveils New Hospital Sign
Ayer, MA – Nashoba Valley Medical Center unveiled a new hospital sign recently, designed to easily identify the hospital for those in need of care. It replaces the previous sign that weathered and aged. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with the members of the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated the installation of the sign at the front of the hospital.
The new sign is eight feet wide, nine feet tall, and weighs approximately 200 pounds. It has a steel structure, vinyl casing, and a stacked stone base which is set in concrete. It took two people one week to set up the new sign once fabrication was completed.
“It’s always exciting to erect a new, eye-catching sign because it is a visual reminder to the community that we are here to serve them, and that we are a strong healthcare organization,” said Korry Dow, president of Nashoba Valley Medical Center. “Now more than ever the 17+ communities we serve need to be reassured that we are a safe place in which to receive care, whether it is emergency care or annual diagnostic tests and imaging. We want everyone to know that Nashoba Valley Medical Center is safe and ready to care for them.
About Nashoba Valley Medical Center
Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) is a community hospital located in Ayer, Massachusetts, and serves 16 communities in North Central Massachusetts. Founded in 1964, the hospital’s highly qualified medical staff with 115 active and associate member physicians offers community-based primary care and specialty services. It has received the Leapfrog "A" Hospital Safety Score six years in a row, received the BlueCross Blue Shield Total Joint Excellence Award, the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™, and appears in US News & World Reports: List of Best Regional Hospitals.
NVMC provides exceptional clinical services including emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedics, physical therapy, and general surgery. Also located on Nashoba’s campus are a comprehensive Diabetes and Endocrine Center, the Garvin Center for Geriatric Psychiatry, as well as a travel clinic and occupational health services.
About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the nation’s largest private, for-profit physician led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 36 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services. The total number of paneled lives within Steward's integrated care network is projected to reach three million in 2018.
The Steward Health Care Network includes five thousand physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.