Ridgeview Emergency Department to be renovated, renamed for local philanthropists
Ridgeview Medical Center has announced that its Emergency Department in Waconia will be renamed the Norman and Ann Hoffman Emergency Center, upon completion of a major renovation project that is expected to begin in 2018.
The Hoffmans are being recognized for the significant gift they made to help fund the Emergency Department renovation on Ridgeview’s Waconia campus. The multi-million dollar project is designed to enhance emergency services and overall patient experience. Preliminary plans include designing streamlined triage processes, a private family space, and specialized areas to accommodate senior, pediatric and mental health patients.
Additional features may include virtual care options and an observation unit for patients who need to be monitored prior to discharge or admittance to the hospital. “This is one of the most exciting and important improvements we will make to Ridgeview’s Waconia campus, ultimately enhancing our capacity to provide lifesaving procedures and care for the thousands of patients and families who use our emergency services each year,” said Michael Phelps, president and CEO, Ridgeview Medical Center. “Norm and Ann Hoffman are longtime philanthropic supporters of Ridgeview, and have been instrumental to our ability to provide the most advanced technology and care for our patients—including the 128-slice CT scanner, da Vinci Surgical System and numerous other projects.”
“I cannot thank the Hoffmans enough for their continued passion for and commitment to Ridgeview. This recent gift will truly help us transform the way emergency care is delivered on our Waconia campus,” Phelps added.
Norm Hoffman is a former member of the Ridgeview Medical Center Board of Directors and served as its Chair from 2008-09.
With construction planned to begin in 2018, Ridgeview Foundation is raising funds in support of the renovation project. To learn more about the Lifeline for a Lifetime fundraising campaign, contact Ridgeview Foundation at 952-442-6010 or visit www.ridgeviewfoundation.org.