The James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center at New Bolton Center provides:
A state-of-the-art facility for patients suffering from all types of critical diseases, from neonates to adults. The opening of this facility in 2010 greatly increased the hospital's capacity and ability to care for critically ill 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. Features include:
- Single-story structure with two separate wings, one for isolation patients and one for critical patients.
- The isolation wing provides a bio-secure environment and containment area for animals suffering from all types of infectious diseases. This section of the Critical Care Center allows for the safe treatment our our patients without risk of spreading disease to other animals.
- Both wings have their own procedure rooms, pharmacy area, laundry rooms, equipment storage, and equipment cleaning rooms.
- Each wing has a specialized stall with a hoist and padding for neurological or recumbent cases, multiple large stalls with dividers for mares and foals, as well as air-conditioned stalls for respiratory cases.
- Standard equipment includes ECGs, blood pressure monitors, intravenous infusion pumps, hot air blankets, oxygen and other medical gas outlets, ventilators, and specially designed stalls that allow mares to have contact with their foals without disrupting the neonate's medical care.
- The building has an environmentally controlled air circulation system and pressurized central corridors.
- The building is also equipped with technical advances that allow for more efficient and effective care and monitoring of patients.
This innovative facility exemplifies New Bolton Center’s leading role in setting the highest 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.