Scores of people gathered on the front lawn of Quincy Medical Center (QMC) today to witness the unveiling of a newly restored cupola atop the hospital’s Administration Building.
Built in 1936 and designed by architects Paul and Carroll Coletti, the Administration Building’s cupola had fallen into disrepair with broken windows, deteriorated wood trim and cracked and peeling paint.
“We originally had planned to just paint the cupola when we painted the rest of the Administration Building,” said QMC President Daniel Knell. “But once we took a closer look, it became apparent that a total rehab was needed. Now it has been restored to the original grand Classical Revival Style the Coletti brothers designed back in 1936.
This restoration project is more than just a cosmetic improvement – albeit a facelift was certainly needed. It signifies the host of improvements that have taken place throughout the entire facility since becoming a Steward Family Hospital in October of 2011 and the many more that are still to come.”
Mayor Thomas Koch and Rep. Bruce Ayers joined Knell in addressing the crowd, expressing their excitement for the progress being made at QMC. Also in attendance were QMC board members, medical staff, employees, members of the City Council, as well as patients and visitors.
About Quincy Medical Center, A Steward Family Hospital
Quincy Medical Center has played a vital role in the community since 1890, serving the needs of its diverse patient population and providing high quality, comprehensive emergency, medical and surgical services to patients in a uniquely personal and compassionate manner. A 196-bed acute care community hospital, QMC is a high value provider with outcomes at or better than most national quality benchmarks and at lower costs than many providers in the region. Quincy Medical Center is part of the Steward Health Care System, the largest fully integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England and the second largest private employer in Massachusetts. Headquartered in Boston, Steward has more than 16,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in 85 communities. For more information, visit www.steward.org.