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Entry to Leesburg hospital ER moving as part of $27 million expansion – Orlando Sentinel

LEESBURG The entrance to Leesburg Regional Medical Centers emergency room, which will grow in size as part of a $27 million expansion, will close Thursday as part of the construction, hospital officials said.

Starting then, patients will be required to access to the ER through the hospitals main entrance, officials said. Signage and extra security will be in place to help guide patients and family members. Additional parking spaces have been added to the east and west lots to accommodate patients and visitors.

The expansion will increase the hospitals east side by almost 48,000 square feet of space, adding 24 beds to the ER and including a fast-track unit to handle pediatric patients, three or four trauma-sized rooms for critical-care treatment, a spacious waiting room and an atrium-like lobby.

Its the first increase in the ERs capacity since it was built more than 50 years ago, according to Don Henderson, president and CEO of Central Florida Health, LRMCs nonprofit parent company. The expansion is due to be completed in spring of 2018.

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Capital Regional Medical Center to open two freestanding emergency rooms – WCTV

By: Lanetra Bennett June 21, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Capital Regional Medical Center is set to open two full-service emergency departments in Leon County.

Ambrose Kirkland has lived on Tallahassee’s south side for 41 years. He’s glad that one of the two new emergency rooms opening will be on his side of town.

“I think that it’s fabulous.” Kirkland said.

Administrators at Capital Regional Medical Center say they chose Capital Circle at Orange Avenue, and North Monroe near I-10 to give access to care to parts of town that are well established and continuing to grow.

“Most of the people that are over there have to depend on either family or the bus to get them around. With this place being over there, maybe now they can get the help they need.” Kirkland said.

Capital Regional has the E.R. at the main hospital in Northeast Tallahassee and a freestanding E.R. in Quincy.

Administrators say the two saw 101,000 visits in 2016. The C.E.O., Mark Robinson, says E.R. growth is on pace with Tallahassee’s three-percent population growth over the next five years.

“We want to make sure that we’re prepared for that growth and that we provide great quality health care.” Robinson said.

Both one-story facilities will have the same footprint. They will be about 10,800 square feet with 12 rooms and 24 emergency room beds.

Both will provide the same services as any E.R.: offering a full-range of capabilities from pediatric to adult care, full-service lab, C.T., trauma, ultrasound and X-ray.

Robinson said, “It gives folks a chance to do something they might not normally do, and that’s seek care. So, as opposed to debating whether or not they’re going to make the long drive somewhere, they’ve got a place right around that corner that can support them and hopefully treat that injury or illness that they have.”

Construction is scheduled to begin in about three months. The facilities should be open in 2018.

By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News June 21, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Capital Regional Medical Center is set to open two full-service emergency departments in Leon County in 2018.

One of the emergency rooms will be located on North Monroe Street, just north of I-10. The other will stand at the intersection of Capital Circe SE and Orange Avenue, near Southwood.

There is a need for additional ER services in south and northwest Leon County,” said Mark Robinson, CEO of Capital Regional Medical Center. “Our goal is to provide quality care for our patients with little to no wait time. The new freestanding ERs will allow us to provide critical healthcare services in convenient locations for our patients.

CRMC says both emergency departments will offer 24/7 ER care and are expected to serve more than 25,000 patients per year.

The new ER facilities represent our latest step to expand health care into the community, said Robinson. “The hospitals main campus emergency room and the ER in Gadsden County saw more than 100,000 visits in 2016.

Both facilities will feature 24 emergency room beds and will employ about 62 people full-time.

The project will cost nearly 25-million dollars.

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RWJUH’s Emergency Room growing in size, scope – MyCentralJersey.com

RWJUH in New Brunswick is hosting a two year $60 million Emergency Department expansion project that will see state-of-the-art advancements and improved privacy, access and flow for patients. Wochit

A redesigned and revamped Emergency Department with three trauma bays is part of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick’s expansion project. RWJUH is undergoing a two-year $60 million Emergency Department expansion that will see state-of-the-art advancements and improved privacy, access and flow for patients.(Photo: ~Courtesy of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick)

NEWBRUNSWICK Robert Wood Johnson University Hospitalis going through a growth spurt doubling the size and quadrupling the scope of its Emergency Department (ED). Yet, through these major changes, the EDremains open for business, almost oblivious to the goings-on outside.

In the not-so-distant future, the current RWJUHEDwill becomefocused even more on patient needs andaccess, said John Gantner, CEO and president of RWJUH in New Brunswick. He called the project a “bold undertaking.”

“This is no ordinary community hospital ER,” he said. “A lot of thought has been put into this. It is all about access and unique populations such as behavioral health, infectious disease, trauma patients, pediatric patients and it is what you would expect from an academic health center that is catering at a different level to the communities we serve.The important message is the uniqueness of the project and that is really designed about access and will be an extraordinary ER.”

All services will continue to be offered in a non-disruptive fashion, Gantner said.

“The ER is a source for most of the patients who come into the hospital they come in through the ER,” he said. “So when you entertain a project like this, it disrupts the normal access of flow of patients coming into the facility.There’s some dirt being moved around, but Robert Wood is still in business 100 percent.”

As of June 14, the Emergency Department expansion’s Phase II began. This phase is expected to last six weeks. All vehicles and visitors seeking treatment must access RWJUHs Emergency Department via the intersection of Easton Avenue and Little Albany Street during this time. During this time, this area will be used entirely for Emergency Department and patient-related services. Any non-emergency related drop-offs/pick-ups, deliveries or activities will not be permitted as this project continues. The hospital advises that alternate arrangements should be made. Vehicles entering Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey should access Little Albany Street via Easton Avenue.

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The EDexpansion projectis a direct response to an increasing need for emergency medicine and trauma care services in the greater Central New Jersey area, said Michael Valendo, assistant vice president, nursing and patient services at RWJUH.To cater to this need,RWJUH and RWJ Barnabas Healthlaunched theambitious project, which expands RWJUHs current ED50 percent from 40,000 to 60,000 square feet and its patient load capability from 42to 100 individuals.

“We had outgrown that space,” said Lori Colineri, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at RWJUH.

RWJUH sees about 96,000 pediatricand adult visits each year,said Leigh Anne Schmidt, nursing director for the RWJUH Emergency Department.

“We did some modeling and see it going north of six figures in the next decade,” Valendo said.”To the 110 to 115,000 visit rangebased on demographics in the community and population growth.”

“We have grown every year,” Schmidt said. “It was very important to have the capacity and make sure we are not opening in full the first day.”

Composed of seven different projects, the ED expansion in its entirety is expected to cost $60 million.That includes more than constructionand incorporates movement ofvariousdepartments, including the Respiratory Care Department and some patient units, internally,FaithOrsini, administrative director, construction services at RWJUH. Further, the Rutgers University Clinical Research Department formerly housed in the hospital is movingto the nearby East Tower building.That opened up a great deal of space for the project.

The Emergency Department remains openduring the construction period which is expected to be completed in 2019.

“The majority of the clinical parts of the Emergency Department will be done in two years,” Orsini said. “There will be some tail-end pieces, like offices and back-house space that will go into 2020, but the majority will be done within the firstphases about one-and-a-halfto two years.”

Work is being done to regrade and rework Little Albany Street for new ambulance and front entrances as part of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick’s Emergency Department expansion project. RWJUH is undergoing a two-year $60 million Emergency Department expansion project that will see state-of-the-art advancements and improved privacy, access and flow for patients.(Photo: Cheryl Makin/Staff Photo)

The project started in March with exterior construction with thedropping down of 28-inches of Little Albany Street in front of the ED entrance and the establishment of new ambulance and front walk-in entrances.

This work also will allow a new ambulance bay better structured to the needs ofEmergency Medical Services (EMS), emergency and ambulance professionals. The current ambulance bay goes under the building and that areawill be recaptured for interior space, Orsini said.

“The new real estate we get is crucial,” she said. “This allows us to do construction without impacting the operations inside. All of our phasing for the project is on the order of not affecting the daily operations.”

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A new ambulance bay will accommodate eight ambulances at one time. During the planning phase, several local EMSproviders had the opportunity to giveinput on the design.

“This will help our EMS providers too,”Valendo said. “It is much more efficient area for them than what we currently have. There will be an increase in capacity and we have some dedicated space for them not only for their equipment but for their staff as well. That is something we currently don’t have.”

A redesigned and revamped Emergency Department with private rooms is part of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick’s expansion project. RWJUH is undergoing a two-year $60 million Emergency Department expansion that will see state-of-the-art advancements and improved privacy, access and flow for patients.(Photo: ~Courtesy of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick)

Interior construction is expected to begin shortly after a shuffle of departments and offices are complete, Orsini said.

Once complete, the Emergency Department will feature more than 100 private treatment areas for patients with sliding glass doors, as opposed to the current curtained areas. There will be three additional new state-of-the-art trauma bays that can run two traumas at a time if need be.

“That would be six trauma patients at a time,” Orsini said. “And they are being designed pretty close to operating room standard.”

The expanded space also offers patients radiology imaging in the department, adjacentto the trauma area. That detail can potentially reduce wait times for test results, Orsini said.

“The minutes that we can save can potentially save lives,” Valendo said.

A redesigned and revamped Pediatric Emergency Department with sensitivity to special-needs patients is part of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick’s expansion project. RWJUH is undergoing a two-year $60 million Emergency Department expansion project that will see state-of-the-art advancements and improved privacy, access and flow for patients.(Photo: ~Courtesy of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick)

The Pediatrics ED, already a part of the current facility, will be relocated to near the front door.

“It’s current location is not necessarily ideal,” Orsinisaid. “Your sickest adults come in by way of ambulance, but your sickest pediatric patients come in their parents’ car. So we will be able to peel those patients off almost immediately as they reach the front door.”

The Pediatrics EDalso willberevamped with special consideration given to sensory and visual needs of autistic and special needs patients with different flooring, lighting, furniture and paint. There will be a special room, called a “Snoezelen”room that is a controlled multi-sensory environment.

“A good population of our pediatric patients are special needs and the sensory and the environment is so crucial to keep them in a calm setting and in designing a new pediatrics ED we would miss the opportunity if we didn’t incorporate this into it at this point,” Colineri said. “Environment is key.”

The unit will remain able to see 17 patients at a time but now with private rooms, a play area and a waiting room housed within the Pediatrics ED.

The new ED model will have a dedicatedinfectious disease room that will be able to segregate those patients immediately. It is able to be accessed from outside, Orsini said.RWJUH is designated as the hospital in the state that handlesglobal diseases, such as Ebola, and has specific trained staff to handle such cases.

Another new section is a 12-room dedicatedbehavioral health/mental health suite, which all agreed is a “critical” addition. There are also several internal family support areas that will be situated throughout the ED.

The new ED’s flow model includesa fast-track option for patients who arrive at the department with less emergent diagnoses, Colineri said.

“It will allow patients to get in and out quicker,” she said.

A redesigned and revamped Emergency Department with private rooms is part of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick’s expansion project. RWJUH is undergoing a two-year $60 million Emergency Department expansion that will see state-of-the-art advancements and improved privacy, access and flow for patients.(Photo: ~Courtesy of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick)

Colineri said it is important for RWJUH to take into consideration what patients and families need.

“When we listen to the voice of the customer, we listen to things like privacy and flow gettingin and out quickly,getting to see their doctor or the person who is going to treat them the quickest,” Colineri said. “So those are the things in the design the flow and the redesign of the emergency room to meet the needs of our patients and families. Get them the quickest service of the highest quality and the safest care and package that.”

Though valet parking is being encouraged at this time due to the outside construction, the parking deck will remain the same. Consumers can either valet park at the hospital entrance on Somerset Street or self-park through the Easton Avenue entrance. Valet parking is open 24 hours during this phase. New Brunswick police also are on site to aid with the safety and direct consumers in the construction area.

The project has several professionals working on the project including John Huddy of Huddy Healthcare Solutions of Fort Mill, South Carolina for space planning and strategic planning, architect Francis Huddy of Philadelphia, DCC Design Group of Wilmington, Delaware for interior design, Langan Engineering of Parsippanyfor civil engineering, Highland Associates of Summit, Pennsylvaniafor MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) engineering and O’Donnell & Naccaratowith offices inPhiladelphia, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Mountainsidefor structural engineering.

For more information about the the hospital system, visit http://www.rwjuh.edu/rwjuh/home.aspx.

Staff Writer Cheryl Makin:732-565-7256; cmakin@mycentraljersey.com

Work is being done to regrade and rework Little Albany Street for new ambulance and front entrances as part of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick’s Emergency Department expansion project. RWJUH is undergoing a two-year $60 million Emergency Department expansion that will see state-of-the-art advancements and improved privacy, access and flow for patients.(Photo: Cheryl Makin/Staff Photo)

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State approves new ECMC emergency room – Buffalo News

Erie County Medical Center has received state approval of its plan to construct a new trauma center/emergency department.

The new $58 million facility will stand on ground-level on the west side of the hospital near the ambulance ramp, which will be razed.

Plans call for a 54,000-square-foot facility with 54 treatment stations including four dedicated trauma rooms, two behavioral health safe rooms, two isolation rooms and four medical resuscitation rooms. That’s compared to the current 34 rooms in 26,000 square feet

ECMCs emergency department was initially built in the 1970s and later renovated in the mid-1990s to treat an expected 45,000 patients per year. In 2016, the emergency department cared for about 70,000 patients, according to the medical center. ECMC officials forecast increased emergency room visits over the next few years as a result of such forces as the growing proportion of elderly people in the area and a shortage of primary care doctors.

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Pike Construction has been selected as the project general contractor. The estimated construction timetable includes starting site preparation in the fall and completing work in 2019.

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MU Health Care begins expansion of emergency department | Local … – Columbia Missourian

COLUMBIA MU Health Care began construction on a $16 million expansion of University Hospital’s emergency department Tuesday.

The project will add 6,335 square feet to the emergency department, and 20,972 square feet of the total space will be renovated. By the time the work is done at the end of 2018, the emergency room will include 17 more exam rooms for a total of 38, 10 new fast-track exam rooms and a second triage area, according to an MU Health Care news release.

“One innovative feature of this project is fast-track exam rooms that will help us continue to shorten wait times,” Matthew Robinson, interim chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the MU School of Medicine, said in the release. The fast-track rooms will be able to quickly serve patients with lesser injuries such as cuts that require stitches or broken bones.

Jonathan Curtright, interim chief executive officer of MU Health Care, said the project is necessary because of the rising number of patients the ER sees.

“In 2016, University Hospital’s emergency department provided care for more than 49,000 patients; up from 37,000 in 2011,” Curtright said. “That is a 30 percent increase in our emergency department patient volumes in five years, and we expect that growth to continue.”

Curtright said the hospital is on track to provide emergency care to more than 52,000 patients in 2017.

The expanded emergency department will include the only American College of Surgeons-verified Level I Trauma Center in mid-Missouri: the Frank L. Mitchell Jr., M.D., Trauma Center.

University Hospital’s emergency room will remain open at all times during the construction, but there will be some changes. The Missouri Psychiatric Center entrance on Deans Drive will serve as the temporary emergency room entrance. Patients coming to the ER will be able to park in the Tiger Avenue Parking Structure beginning at 7 a.m. next Tuesday, and parking escorts will be available. The current ambulance entrance will remain open.

The hospital is also renovating another 11,355 square feet of space and adding 24 new inpatient rooms for patients with medical and behavioral issues. It will add another 5,108 square feet to the second floor to make room for equipment.

The total cost of the combined projects is about $22.6 million.

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New emergency room to be constructed in east Wichita – Wichita Eagle


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The City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve $6 million in industrial revenue bonds to fund the construction and outfitting of a 10,000-square-foot emergency-care facility near 21st and Webb. The facility, which would be operated by …

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Orlando Health building medical complex, ER in Lake Mary – Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Health is building a free-standing emergency department and medical pavilion in Lake Mary, the health system announced on Wednesday.

Our future vision for the healthcare site includes an acute care hospital, additional medical offices, a potential ambulatory surgery center and other health and wellness concepts, said Karen Frenier, president of South Seminole Hospital in a news release.

The $42-million complex, which is scheduled to open in late fall 2018 and break ground later this year, is about a mile away from Florida Hospitals new 18,000-square-foot free-standing ER.

The 30-acre project is part of a medical complex on the northwest corner of Manderley Run and Rinehart Road, and within mixed-use community New Century Development.

Its first phase includes the construction of a four-story 90,000-square-foot emergency room and medical pavilion. The 24-bed emergency room, with imaging department, ambulance bays and a helipad, is linked to Orlando Healths South Seminole Hospital, which is about 6 miles away, with its own emergency department and Air Care Team helicopter base.

Lake Mary Mayor David Mealor said in a news release that the project will bring jobs to the area.

The facility is one of several free-standing emergency departments Orlando Health and other health systems have planned in Central Florida this year and into the near future, reflecting a national trend.

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Standalone ERs date back to the 1970s, but there has been a surge in their construction, particularly in urban areas, as health-care shifts from inpatient to outpatient settings.

There are conflicting opinions about the role of freestanding ERs. While proponents say the facilities increase access to care, opponents say they can contribute to increase in health care costs. Freestanding EDs that are owned by health systems charge an additional facility fee.

In Centra Florida, health systems are planning most of their facilities in growing communities to make emergency care accessible and capture more patients. Previous to Lake Mary, Orlando Health announced plans to build a freestanding ED near Kissimmee.

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Samaritan’s emergency department will have limited access on Tuesday – WatertownDailyTimes.com

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WATERTOWN A large crane hoisting massive equipment to the Samaritan Medical Center roof will limit access to the hospitals emergency room on Tuesday.

As part of ongoing expansion and renovation projects, the crane will be set up in front of the hospitals ambulance bays, causing ambulances to bring patients to Samaritans main entrance on Washington Street. The work is expected to occur from about 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a press release.

Staff will then escort patients and EMS providers directly into the emergency room via a planned route, the press release said. Extra staff and security will be on hand during the construction to ensure patient safety.

The work is expected to be finished in one day, SMC officials said in the press release.

The crane will install massive air handlers to the roof. All hospital services will remain operational during the work.

The patient registration area also will affected by the work on the roof.

area will be blocked off on Tuesday. Patients will be directed to enter through Samaritans Medical Office Building, turn left and proceed to registration from there.

A similar project will occur in early to mid-July when some other equipment is hoisted through the roof on the ground floor near registration.

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