BIHS presents plans for Medical Center

Members of the Block Island Health Services board were invited to present plans to the Town Council for future renovation and expansion of the B.I. Medical Center. The board met with the council on Wednesday, March 3 to begin the discussions.
Town Manager Maryanne Crawford stated she had been informed of the plans by Block Island Medical Center Director Dr. Tom Warcup after her arrival to the island last summer.
“Soon after I started, I had met with Dr. Warcup and he, at that time, told me the Medical Center was in a process of a capital campaign for major upgrades, renovations and expansions of the medical facility,” said Crawford. “Since that time I have met with the building committee on a couple of occasions.
“The Medical Center is ripe to come forward to the council as to where they are with their capital plan, their renovations, the anticipated construction time and how they plan to proceed with that,” Crawford said.
The BIHS board prefaced their presentation with a letter dated March 3 that said: “The BIHS board has been working for several years on a strategic plan and Capital Campaign fundraising effort to meet the healthcare needs

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