Special to the Sun-Gazette
MUNCY - Susquehanna Health's Muncy Valley Hospital auxiliary celebrated the 30th annual lawn party last month. The event not only marked a milestone for the hospital, it also commemorated a year of great success as the auxiliary and lawn party committee donated $35,000 for the hospital's emergency department renovation and expansion project.
"As chairman, I knew we had a lot of planning ahead of us to help make this 30th celebration the best it could be," says David Wallis, chairman of the lawn party committee. "Every year there is a large amount of planning with countless hours spent behind the scenes organizing these events. I have worked on many a committee and helped with many of these events, but as the chairman this year I knew we had to honor the milestone and make this year great. During the event I heard nothing but praise on how well everything went. Everyone enjoyed all that we had to offer whether they were there for the food, the entertainment, the Irv Zablocky Memorial Run, or just to see all we had to offer. I credit everyone involved for making this year a success."
"The lawn party is extremely important for our hospital," said Ron Reynolds, president of Muncy Valley Hospital. "This year's celebration not only was a success, but also showed how our community values the care that we provide and its willingness to help us continually improve. These events annually bring in funding that helps toward our goals for providing the best equipment and facilities to our community. Our hospital was recently named one of the HealthstrongTM Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics. That level of recognition is only possible with the continued efforts and support of our staff, volunteers and community members."
The renovation and expansion of the emergency department at Muncy Valley Hospital will transform the current facility, designed to treat 6,000 patients a year, into a brand new design capable of serving 16,000 patients a year.
The project will include 14 private rooms to replace the five curtained bays currently in use, a new open floor layout for enhanced security and functionality and specialized treatment areas for decontamination, trauma and behavioral health evaluations.