Pulaski, VA, June, 2015 – LewisGale Hospital Pulaski held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday to announce the start of construction on its renovation and expansion project for the Emergency Room.

The $2.5 million dollar project will include 2,200 square feet of new space, three additional treatment rooms, a dedicated trauma room for critically injured patients, and a bariatric room to accommodate the needs of larger patients. In addition, the renovated ER will offer all private rooms, 12 of them in all.

"We are excited about the transformation of our ER and the impact it will have on enhancing the patients' experience at our hospital," said Derek Vance, CEO, LewisGale Hospital Pulaski. “We believe these changes will help offer patients the privacy and comfort they deserve.”

During the construction phase, the Emergency Room has temporarily relocated to a new location, right next door to the previous ER entrance. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

"Patients can rest assured we will continue to offer high-quality ER services during this time," said Vance. "We thank the community in advance for their patience."