LANGHORNE, Pa., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Mary Medical Center has completed Phase 2 of its Emergency Department and Trauma Center expansion. To celebrate this event, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, April 9, at 9 a.m., in the newly renovated Emergency Department. This event included speakers, reception, and tours. Due for a total project completion in August 2013, the Medical Center will invest nearly $22 million in this state-of-the-art facility. The result is an Emergency Department with the ability to treat more than 100,000 patients annually and save countless lives thanks to the well-qualified staff, advanced life-saving technology, and the Split-Flow model approach to managing high patient volume. This new layout and care model provides patients quicker access to highly trained specialists in areas including Trauma, Heart and Vascular, Neurosciences, and Orthopedics. This venture marks the second time in the past seven years that St. Mary has expanded its Emergency Department and Trauma Center.
Phase 2 construction includes a new, attractive, fully covered and fully lit Emergency Department entrance. Three lanes have been added in front of the entrance to facilitate traffic flow for patients arriving simultaneously and to provide convenient access to 24/7 valet parking. A designated entrance and parking area for patients arriving by ambulance has also been installed. Other enhancements include a lobby with a fireplace that provides comfort for patients and families, new reception with three distinct areas to triage patients, and private areas, or pods, for patients to comfortably wait in for test results and/or additional treatment. The Expedited Treatment Area, a place where patients who have conditions that nee
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