Ribbon Cutting, Blessing, Opens St. Peter’s PED

Spring 2014 — St. Peter’s University Hospital marked the opening of the Dorothy B. Hersh Pediatric Emergency Department on Monday, April 8, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and blessing by the Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen. The PED, which is Phase 1 of a multi-phased renovation being constructed by Hunter Roberts, includes 15 beds – including one trauma room and two isolation rooms, physician and nurse stations, and support rooms. Pictured in the front row of the ribbon cutting is, from left, Reverend Paul G. Bootkoski, Bishop; Ronald Rak, President and CEO of St. Peter’s University Hospital; Mr. Robert Donnelly, Jr. and Harriet Donnelly, of the Dorothy B. Hersh Foundation; Heather Veltre, Nursing Director for Emergency Services at St. Peter’s; and Dr. Michael Hochberg, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine.