on the Walls of New Hospital Wing
If you happen to find yourself at Cooley Dickinson Hospital
on Elm Street in Northampton, you may recognize the scenery.
On the walls of a third-floor waiting room hang framed photographs
of scenes from Smith College.
The waiting room is a
handsomely designed, spacious corner on the third floor
of the hospital’s new surgery and
patient wing. The walls there feature some of the more familiar
scenes from campus: the Grécourt Gates, the Campus
Center, the Lanning Fountain, Botanic Garden, Paradise Pond,
students at commencement exercises and in downtown Northampton.
The waiting room was adorned
with photographs of Smith after the college donated $150,000
to the hospital’s Caring
for the Future campaign last year. Following that donation,
explained Diane Dukette, vice president of development for
the hospital, the hospital offered an opportunity to name
a space in the new facility.
“Smith College and Cooley Dickinson Hospital enjoy
a strong relationship and it is our honor to have photos
of the college so prominently displayed in the building,” said
The hospital raised more
than $12 million during the Caring for the Future campaign.
The cornerstone of the campaign was the construction of
the hospital’s new 100,000-square-foot
surgery and patient addition, with eight new surgery suites,
a new laboratory, and nearly 100 single patient rooms.