Bronx medical center completes ED expansion
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.