The New Emergency Room at Southwest General
Now Even Better At Getting You Better
Opening in Jan. 2014, the new Emergency Room at Southwest General will be sized to accommodate the increased demand from the community for emergency care. It will be fully equipped to provide high quality, efficient emergency medical care for day to day needs as well as for large emergent events.
Staffed by board-certified ER physicians and specially trained staff, the new facility will include larger, private rooms equipped with the latest technology. Additionally, the new ER will feature services of our award-winning Primary Stroke Center, InQuicker registration, which gives patients the ability to wait at home and not in the ER, and specialized treatment areas for various patient populations, including behavioral health, bariatric and pediatric patients, among others.
Additional features of the new ER include:
More than double the space of the existing 18,000-square-foot ER, which will provide ample room for the latest technologies as well as enhanced patient privacy.
The new ER is designed to handle 60,000 patients per year, whereas our current ER was built to treat 35,000 patients per year.
Private patient rooms instead of the curtained separators used today. This will allow for more space for family members, and some of the patient rooms inside the ER will even feature private bathrooms.
The new ER was designed around the hospital’s split-flow efficiency initiative that moves patients through three different routes of treatment according to the severity of their conditions.
An eight-bed Clinical Decision Unit, which will enable us to take of care patients that require a longer length of treatment in the ER, yet don’t require admission to the hospital.
Save the Date for the Grand Opening of the New Southwest General ER!
Mark your calendars to join us on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, noon-3 p.m., as we open the doors of our brand new Emergency Room (ER) for an Open House! Join us for FREE screenings, tours, entertainment, children's activities, raffles, food, giveaways and so much more! Hope to see you there.
For more information on our new ER, call Health Connection at 440-816-5050.