Porter Hospital’s North Wing to bear Daily’s name
MIDDLEBURY — In recognition of Jim Daily’s 31 years of service and commitment to Porter Medical Center, the PMC Board of Directors announced last week the re-dedication of the hospital’s “North Wing” as the “James L. Daily North Wing.”
“The North Wing exists due to Jim’s foresight and leadership,” said Maureen McLaughlin, Porter Medical Center Board chairperson. “He has taken Porter Hospital from the days of ‘Big Brother’ (1984) to Big Pharma.
“He has shepherded Porter from managed care and HMOs to ACOs, and steered us as technology has transformed the way medicine is practiced. He has had the vision to keep Porter vibrant, relevant and forward thinking. Past, present and future members of the Porter community are extremely grateful for Jim Daily’s guidance.”
The North Wing was opened in the fall of 2006 as the new home of the hospital’s first Birthing Center and a new Surgical Care Center. The $16 million building was the largest and most ambitious project in the history of Porter, and included a $5 million capital campaign.
“I am deeply moved to have been honored by Porter in this very significant way” Daily said. “The North Project was a team effort and required the commitment of many individuals for an extended period of time; it is very meaningful to me to have my name associated with such an important community resource” he added.
Daily was slated to wrap up his career at Porter at the end of this week. His replacement, Lynn Boggs, who has worked in health care administration in the Asheville, N.C., area, is due to start this summer.
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