Winchester Hospital’s Walk-In Urgent Care Center in Wilmington Unveils Renovations
For over 25 years, the Winchester Hospital Family Medical Center has provided much-needed care to the residents of Wilmington and the surrounding areas. This Center is Winchester Hospital’s primary outpatient site, providing care to tens of thousands of residents in the community.
Winchester Hospital recently made significant improvements to the Walk-In Urgent Care Center, which is located at the Family Medical Center, 500 Salem Street in Wilmington that will enhance the patient experience. To celebrate this accomplishment, Winchester Hospital unveiled the renovations with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
“Walk-in urgent care has seen a dramatic increase in demand for services in recent years,” said Teriggi Ciccone, MD, medical director of the Walk-In Urgent Care Center. “Winchester Hospital has met this demand through the expansion and improvement of our physical space at walk-in urgent care. These renovations will allow us to care for a growing number of patients in both a more efficient, and comfortable setting. The result will be a more positive experience for all of the patients we care for.”
Winchester Hospital expanded the Center’s registration and waiting areas and added treatment areas. These improvements will increase capacity and decrease wait times, thereby greatly improving the patient experience.
State Representative Jim Miceli (D-Wilmington) attended the ceremony and presented a citation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to Winchester Hospital’s Walk-In Urgent Care Center in recognition of the renovations and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“We are very fortunate to have this medical facility in Wilmington to serve area residents,” Miceli said.
From urgent care to primary care and outpatient services such as lab, radiology, ultrasound and mammography, the Family Medical Center offers high-quality health care in a convenient, low-cost setting. The Walk-In Urgent Care Center is a critical resource for the treatment of patients who are unable to access timely care through their own primary care physicians and who are trying to avoid a costly visit to the Emergency Department.
“Our promise to the many towns we serve is that Winchester Hospital will continue to advance the health and care of the hundreds of thousand of area residents who we serve annually,” said Kevin Smith, president and CEO of Winchester Hospital. “The expansion of the Walk-In Urgent Care Center is a great example of this commitment.”
To help Winchester Hospital with the renovations of the Walk-In Urgent Care Center, Market Basket and The Demoulas Foundation provided a matching challenge grant of $100,000 for the construction.
“I would like to thank Market Basket and The Demoulas Foundation for their generous donation,” Smith said. “This means that in the coming weeks we will be rallying the support of individuals and businesses from Wilmington and the broader community to help us achieve our goal. We are confident that the community will step up in a big way, as they always have for Winchester Hospital.”
About Winchester Hospital
Winchester Hospital is the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. To learn more, visit www.winchesterhospital.org.