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Upgrades Coming to Surgical Program at Clinton Public Hospital

November 10, 2020

Thanks to the generous support of the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation and their donors, the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) - Clinton Public Hospital site will be undergoing renovations to upgrade the Operating Rooms and Medical Device Reprocessing Department (MDRD).

“As we know, health care continually evolves and the Operating Rooms and MDRD at the Clinton Public Hospital require renovations and upgrades to meet current standards,” says Lori Merner, Manager Surgical Services and MDRD. “This work will help us continue to provide high quality outpatient surgical services to our communities.”

In order to make these upgrades, the Operating Rooms will be closed for approximately 12 weeks starting December 7, 2020. During this time, many of the planned surgeries will take place at the Stratford General Hospital site of the HPHA.

The MDRD, which is the department responsible for decontaminating, high level disinfecting, sterilizing and organizing medical devices, will be relocated to the basement of the hospital and will focus exclusively on endoscopy reprocessing in the newly renovated space.

“All HPHA MDRD processes, with the exception of the Clinton endoscopy reprocessing, will be consolidated at the Stratford General Hospital,” adds Merner.

The total cost of this project is estimated to be $607,000 with the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation setting a goal to fully fund the project. Tremendous support has been shown by the community with donations exceeding $60,000 at the CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon held in October, along with numerous donations that have been received throughout the year.

“Capital equipment and various projects are not funded by the government,” says Merner. “We are extremely grateful for the efforts and commitment of the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation, their generous donors and community supporters for making this upgrade a reality for our patients, families and caregivers.”

If you are interested in making a donation to this project, please visit the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation website or contact the office at 519-482-3440 extension 6297.


Exterior of the Clinton Public Hospital  

Upgrades are coming to the Clinton Public Hospital Operating Rooms and Medical Devices Reprocessing Department thanks to the generosity of the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation and their donors.