Emergency Department



Located on ground level of the new Joe Craft Tower, the new Emergency Department  doubles the capacity of the
current ED and features: 

• Convenient patient drop-off
• 24 private examination and treatment rooms
• 4 fully equipped, modern trauma rooms
• 5 fully equipped cardiac care rooms
• 2 dedicated emergency pediatric treatment rooms
• Fully equipped orthopedic room
• Dedicated private treatment room for women’s obstetrical and gynecological emergencies
• 7 bed designed for patients with minor emergencies, which will get patients in and out more efficiently, while reducing wait times
• Dedicated space for patients with mental health emergencies
• Dedicated decontamination facilities for patients who have experienced exposure to hazardous substances
• All rooms equipped with headwalls and/or headwall booms that provide ample power, data access, oxygen, suction, medical air and equipment mounts designed for immediate access in emergency situaitons
• Technology and processes streamlined to accommodate emergency triage, medical screening and registration in each exam//treatment room
• 17 rooms equipped with new, state-of-the art cardiac monitoring systems, all of which have the capability of doing EKG’s immediately at bedside
• Located adjacent to cardiac cath labs to enable quick transfer to cath labs for cardiac cath and cardiac stent procedures
• Computerized documentation systems
• New stretchers all equipped with 4” mattresses to improve patient comfort, scales, safety devices, oxygen tank mounts, handles to facilitate smooth transfer
• Nursing observation stations outside each patient room, designed to allow nurses to be with their patients and directly monitor their patients
• Each nursing work area equipped with computers for documentation and cardiac monitor screens
• State-of-the-art communications systems that channel patient nurse call directly to their nurse’s phones, allowing them to talk directly with their nurse
• State-of-the-art communication systems all triage all cardiac alerts and send them to the nurses’ phones
• Laboratory station in the Emergency Department
• Point-of-care testing and results for certain lab and cardiopulmonary tests
• All supply shelving systems mobile to allow each space to be adapted meet individual patient needs
 
• Rooftop heliport designed to facilitate smooth transfer of patients, limiting exposure to outdoor elements and expediting rapid transfer between the heliport and emergency department.
• Each space designed to promote patient and family-centered approach to care
• Private space for family and patient counseling
• Separate waiting areas designed specifically for parents and children
• Advanced security systems designed to assure patient, family and employee safety