Thursday, April 17, 2014

Community Celebrates Progress of New Hospital Project

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On January 25th Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation joined with leaders of the Endless Mountains Health Systems, government officials, donors and members of the community in marking the one-year anniversary of the landmark new hospital project in Bridgewater Township. A large group of approximately 60 people braved the frigid, single-digit temperatures to visit and tour the site of the new, state-of-the-art 25-bed health care facility which is under active construction. Cabot was joined at the announcement by representatives of organizations that supported The Cabot / EMHS Community Match Fund, a highly successful community-based campaign that raised over $4.4 million toward the construction of the project. Representatives present at the event were from private corporations, the natural gas industry, local business and members of the community."Our company is immensely proud to be part of such a generous community. The progress being realized with the construction of this new hospital is a direct testament to the kindness of the people who live and work here," said George Stark, External Affairs Director for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. "Our community has come together for the common good in such a magnificent way. It is gratifying to see the advancement resulting from the generosity of our partners and neighbors."

Rex O. Catlin, CEO of the Endless Mountains Health Systems stated that, "This is an example of perfect collaboration of local government, state government, federal government, the private sector, civic groups and community members all working together."

"This new hospital will finally reflect the professionalism and dedication of our staff and partners to the community", stated Joseph Speicher, D.O., President of the Medical Staff at Endless Mountains Health Systems, "This project will help us provide so much better care to all of our neighbors in the Northern Tier."

The Cabot / EMHS Community Match Fund , administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, was a highly ambitious campaign to assist the community to begin construction of the new health care facility. The Fund was structured to leverage additional dollars from other corporations, foundations and the community-at-large to build the Physician's Clinic. The goal was to have the clinic open with the new hospital; which had its groundbreaking on January 25, 2012.

The new hospital will have access to a multi-specialty physician suite, a six-bay emergency department with an airborne infection isolation room, cardiac/trauma room and a helipad. There will be an expanded operating room, additional exam rooms and increased number of beds. The new hospital will be located on land owned by EMHS in Bridgewater Township and will provide top of the line health care while creating jobs for the residents of Susquehanna County.

Endless Mountains Health Systems is a not-for-profit corporation committed to the operation and development of a health system which provides optimum care within the scope of its abilities. EMHS is a licensed 21-bed acute care hospital, short procedure unit, emergency services, and various ancillary services typically associated with a medical facility. EMHS maintain physician offices, including various specialties on-site and have established a vast referral source for additional off-site specialties.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, headquartered in Houston, Texas is a leading independent natural gas producer with its entire resource base located in the continental United States. For additional information, visit the Company's Internet homepage at www.cabotog.com and the Company's blog at www.wellsaidcabot.com.

The Endless Mountains Health Systems always appreciates support and assistance.  Tax deductible contributions to The Cabot/EMHS Fund can be sent to The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801 or by donating online at www.community-foundation.org.

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