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  • Times Herald Piece About Montgomery Hospital Staff Working At Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

    Published: 09/28/2012


    Workers reminisce before closing of Montgomery Hospital

    The tears started to flow on Monday four days before the 123-year-old hospital was slated to close.

    The workers and supervisors who feel more like a family by working at the same building on Powell Street for decades are now facing the closing of Montgomery Hospital early on Saturday morning. While the vast majority of 900 Montgomery Hospital workers will simply transfer to the shiny, new Einstein Medical Center Montgomery (EMCM) in East Norriton, their feelings about the Norristown hospital built in 1939 will remain.

    For James Dugan, a charge nurse on the surgical floor, the final days at Montgomery Hospital are bittersweet.

    “I was born here. I met my wife here. I was helped with the costs and the support to get my training,” said Dugan, a Springfield resident. “My grandmother passed away here, My father passed away here.

    Dugan’s wife worked at the hospital for six years as a nurse practitioner.
    “People come here and make friends and you develop a camaraderie on the floor,” said Dugan, a 10-year employee.

    (See the rest of the Times Herald article by Carl Rotenberg here.)

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