After months of anticipation, the newly renovated emergency room at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is scheduled to open on January 11. The hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday to mark the completion of the $2.5 million expansion and renovation project.
"Our ER has undergone a major transformation that will enhance the patients’ experience and allow us to meet the growing demand for high-quality emergency care in our community," said Derek Vance, CEO, LewisGale Hospital Pulaski. "The ER was designed to enhance patient privacy, improve patient flow for timely and efficient care, and create a more inviting environment for our patients."
The newly renovated ER includes 2,200 square feet of new space, three additional treatment rooms, a dedicated trauma room, and a bariatric room to accommodate larger patients. It also includes all private exam rooms, 12 of them in all.
LewisGale invites the public to come tour the facility and meet the staff at its open house on January 6 from 3:00pm - 7:00pm. Cookies, cider and hot chocolate will also be served.
"We want to thank everyone for their patience during our construction phase," said Vance. "We look forward to continuing to provide outstanding care to this community as one of the region’s fastest emergency rooms."