Bronx med­i­cal cen­ter com­pletes ED ex­pan­sion

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Rachel Lan­den

Lin­coln Med­i­cal Cen­ter in New York has com­pleted a $24 mil­lion ex­pan­sion and ren­o­va­tion of its emer­gency depart­ment.

The depart­ment now has a ded­i­cated chil­dren’s emer­gency unit, an adult wait­ing room, a psy­chi­atric and men­tal health emer­gency unit, a trauma cen­ter, an asthma pa­tients’ unit and a women’s health unit. The new fa­cil­ity is 58,000 square feet and in­cludes 106 treat­ment bays, twice as many as its pre­vi­ous space.

Work took place in three phases while the Bronx med­i­cal cen­ter con­tin­ued to op­er­ate. “Clos­ing down even part of the ex­ist­ing ED was out of the ques­tion,” Keith Ward, project man­ager for gen­eral con­trac­tor Stalco Con­struc­tion, said in a news re­lease.

Lin­coln Med­i­cal Cen­ter’s emer­gen­cy­care fa­cil­ity and Level 1 trauma cen­ter is the fifth-busiest in the coun­try and the busiest in New York, ac­cord­ing to hospi­tal of­fi­cials.

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