James M. Moran Critical Care Center
The new James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center at New Bolton Center became fully operational in June, 2010. The facility’s purpose is to provide state of the art care for patients suffering from gastrointestinal disease as well as to safely house animals suffering from infectious diseases such as Salmonellosis. The opening of this facility greatly increased the hospital's capacity and ability to care for these types of patients.
The specific design of the building is reminiscent of early 20th century historic buildings and is a combination of a barn and a medical hospital. It is a single-story structure with two separate wings, one for isolation patients and one for colic patients. Both wings have their own procedure rooms, laundry rooms and small antechambers that are used for sterilization. The building has an environmentally controlled air circulation system and pressurized central corridors. The building is also equipped with technical advances that will make care and monitoring of patients much more efficient and effective. This innovative facility is one more example of how New Bolton Center is a leader in setting a high standard of care in equine veterinary medicine.
The facility has become a reality primarily through a combination of state funding and as a generous gift from Elizabeth Moran, given in the memory of her son, James M. Moran, Jr.