Southcoast Health Investing In Tobey Hospital
The new emergency department will have the capacity to treat 40,000 patients a year. The current emergency department is designed to serve 15,000 patients annually, but had a volume of more than 31,000 patients in 2016.
The new addition is funded in part by the Campaign for Southcoast Health — a $25 million capital fundraising campaign. The campaign is also raising funds for the Stoico/FIRSTFED maternity center at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford and the Harold and Virginia Lash Heart and Vascular Center at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.