Alamance Regional Medical Center held an open house and ribbon cutting at its new addition to the emergency department on Sunday, marking the end of phase one of the department’s expansion and renovation project. The new addition is scheduled to open for patients on Tuesday.
Public tours were held at Sunday’s event so community members could get a glimpse of how the completed project will appear. A Teddy Bear Clinic was also held
This first phase of the project, which includes 27,500 square feet of new space, creates larger, more private treatment rooms. Computers in each room will make documenting care more efficient.
The second phase of the construction project, which is scheduled to be completed in December, will renovate the existing emergency department space. The entire project will double the department’s size and result in a total of 58 treatment rooms. The added rooms will assist with patient flow and help providers offer more efficient and effective care. The new emergency department will have the capacity to handle 70,000 visits per year.
In addition to the emergency department, the open house also included tours of new operating rooms that are being built on the second floor. The expanded area will create larger operating rooms to accommodate the latest surgical technology and allow for enhancements to the pre -op and post-op patient areas.
"This project will help us better meet the growing healthcare needs of our community," says Preston Hammock, President and COO, Alamance Regional. "The expansion is one of many processes designed to help us offer patients the highest quality care."
to help young children become more familiar with hospital settings and procedures that they would experience if they were patients.