North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton, Colorado, announced the opening of the Janssen Medical Library. The new repository, specifically added as a place of study for residents, got a big boost from Rocky Vista University with a donation of new medical books.
Arriving at a time when most hospitals are removing any non-income-generating spaces, the new study area could be considered unusual. North Suburban’s Chief Medical Officer, Phillip F. Stahel, MD, FACS, was the driving force behind getting it approved. “I have never been more excited! It’s an incredible time to be at North Suburban,” he said.
An official opening ceremony was held inside the new facility on May 17th. Dr. Stahel conducted the commemoration with other hospital staff. Thomas N. Told, DO, FACOFP dist., Dean and Chief Academic Officer, and Joel Dickerman, DO, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, joined in the festivities.
“As a medical student, I trained at the old North Suburban Hospital when it was known as ‘Hillcrest,’” said Dr. Told. “You have a great tradition there and it will only grow stronger. This is a great step forward.”
The library is named after Michael Janssen, DO, the chief benefactor and largest contributor of the project.