Prowers Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of its newly expanded Emergency Department (ED). We will start receiving emergency care patients at our new ED entrance beginning Wednesday, February 17th.
The new entrance for the Emergency Department (ED) will be relocated to the newly constructed entrance on the southeast corner of the emergency building on Kendall Drive. A new EMERGENCY entrance sign is prominently displayed in 22 inch red lettering above the east side of the canopy at the new entrance.
Key upgrades to the ED include:
- Increased patient / staff security: The ED is locked down. Access after-hours requires individuals to be “buzzed” in by the ED Unit Clerk to gain entry into the hallway.
- Improved privacy with a private waiting room – making the registration areas less public.
- New Triage area allowing for proper and private processes prior to sending a patient to the waiting area or assisting them to an exam room.
- An added Consult Room to privately talk to family as opposed to in the open waiting area.
- Two (2) Trauma Rooms with one (1) bed each – providing more space to work in and added privacy for the patient.
- One (1) Specialized Behavioral Health Room that will have all mobile equipment which can be moved in or out of the room to provide a “safer” environment for those individuals that may be at risk or a danger to themselves.
- Improved efficiency by providing a larger working space for nursing staff to safely draw up medications.
- A two-bay covered Ambulance Garage to protect EMS Teams, staff and patients from the weather elements.
Hospital leaders remind the public that the Emergency Department will remain open providing the same 24-hour, around-the-clock care that is currently available during the remodeling and construction process of the old emergency area.
The expanded facility, scheduled to open later this Spring, will more than double the emergency department’s footprint with a total of 5,950 square feet. When fully completed, the project will bring together resources from key portions of the emergency department with surgical preparation and recovery to create a more efficient and enhanced patient care experience. Prowers Medical Center made a concerted effort to plan the design of the space with patient and family comfort and safety at the forefront of its priorities.
All non-emergency visitors should continue to utilize the south main hospital parking lot and entrance.
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