Phil Regas becomes manager at CCGH
Phil G. Regas has been named manager of respiratory care at Carroll County General Hospital.
A native of Bridgeport, Ohio, Mr. Regas comes to CCGH from Memorial Hospital at Easton, where he was clinical specialist in respiratory care and co-manager of the cardiac catheterization laboratory. In Easton, he also served on the staff of Shore Home Care providing respiratory services for homebound patients.
At CCGH he is in charge of coordinating respiratory care services for all patients, including infants and children.
Mr. Regas, who attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., received his associate degree in respiratory therapy from West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling, and a bachelor's degree in his specialty from Salisbury State University. He is enrolled in a master's program in health care administration at the University of Maryland at College Park.
In addition to his clinical training and experience, Mr. Regas is a certified instructor in advanced cardiac life support. He is also a registered cardiovascular technician and a certified provider of neonatal advanced life support for newborns and infants with respiratory complications.
He has also worked as a respiratory care specialist at Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge, and St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. Funds raised by this year's Carroll County General Hospital annual drive, sponsored by the Hospital Foundation, will go toward the expansion of Emergency Department services.
Niel Borrelli, foundation president, said plans call for construction to begin in March and take about 18 months. Renovations will more than double the size of the facility to accommodate the 25,000 patients a year who are treated there.
The project's total cost is $1.8 million, funded by a government grant to be matched by foundation funding and hospital contributions. Donations from the community are essential, Dr. Borrelli said.
Construction will add a three-bed "fast-track" area to facilitate treatment of minor injuries and illnesses. The new Emergency Department will also have beds for cardiac and trauma patients, as well as specialized areas for gynecological; psychiatric; ear, nose and throat; orthopedic and pediatric patients. At least eight beds will be equipped to monitor patients with cardiac problems.
Entrances will be built to separate ambulance and walk-in patients for easier and more convenient access.
To make a donation to the hospital fund drive, call 857-6943, or mail your donation directly to the Foundation Office at 200 Memorial Ave., Westminster 21157. Checks should be made payable to the CCGH Foundation.