The expanded Emergency Department (ED) at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center is now open for business, accepting its first emergent care patients starting at 7 a.m., Thursday, February 12.
The long awaited expansion more than doubles the size of the department from 6,000 square feet to 16,000 square feet allowing for sufficient space to increase the ED from a ten-bed facility to 19 beds.
Included in the update is an expansion of the lobby area as well as new space for ED personnel and a new entrance for the ambulance garage.
Other features of the ED expansion include two major trauma rooms, 13 private treatment rooms, four patient Fast-Track units, an updated diagnostic imaging suite, and two private triage rooms. Also, the parking areas adjacent to ED have been expanded and resurfaced including additional landscaping.
Patients and emergency vehicles should enter the hospital campus off Waldron Street where signage will direct visitors to the ED entrance.