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Selectmen Notes: Board Hears Norwood Hospital Expansion Plan

Notes from Tuesday night's Board of Selectmen meeting in Norwood.

Norwood Hospital Presents Expansion Plan to the Board

Several members of Norwood Hospital management attended the Norwood Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday night at Town Hall to present tentative expansion plans for the hospital.

"As we go through the plans you'll see that it's very much a worse in progress," said Emily Holliman, President of Norwood Hospital.

"All the communication I've received is very positie and supportive," she continued.

The plan doesn't involve expansion of the number of beds at the hospital, but does involve the creation of more rooms - with more private and semi-private rooms available to patients. The expansion would effectively eliminate triple and quad rooms, said William Fleming, Vice President of Operations for the Hospital, greatly improving the quality of patient experience.

The project would also clairfy the entrance, with a new lobby and parking area, add more medical office space on the campus and increase landscaping and greenery around the property.

The new main entry to the hospital in the expansion would be off of Broadway.

Fleming said there is no official schedule for the project right now - the hospital merely wanted to update the Board on potential plans.

Memorial for Douglas Ross Approved

The Board unanimously approved a memorial dedication for Douglas Ross at the corner of West Border Rd. and East Cross St.

Ross passed away in January of this year at the age of 90.

Board Votes to Standardize Parking Around High School

Town General Manager John Carroll recommended that the Board approve new parking signs for Bellevue Ave. to make them the same as all other streets surrounding the high school.

Right now the signs say no parking both sides 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All other signage around the school says no parking both sides 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. except Sundays and holidays.

The Board unanimously approved the update of the parking signs on Bellevue.

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