Elbert Memorial Hospital to start ER renovations Monday

Beginning Monday, January 28, Elbert Memorial Hospital will be undergoing renovations in the Emergency Department, according to Hospital CEO Kerry Trapnell.
“For a period of approximately seven days, all ER patients will be triaged and seen by an ER Physician in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) area while renovations are being doing in the current ER Waiting Room and ER exam rooms,” Trapnell said. “ER Registration will be located directly behind the ICU Department. There will be signs both outside and inside the facility directing all patients requiring Emergency Department treatment to the registration area and triage area.”
Trapnell said patients traveling by car and needing to go to the ER, should enter from both Medical Drive and Chestnut Street and enter or be dropped off at the large white tent located at the back entrance to the 1950s Building. There will be signs outside the facility directing the patients to the Temporary Entrance. Parking will be available as close to the Temporary Entrance as possible.
In addition, a hospital staff member will be at the Temporary Entrance to meet the patient and direct family members to registration and waiting rooms. Temporary waiting rooms will be in the current ICU Waiting Room and Outpatient Waiting Room. Friends and families will be directed to these Waiting Rooms, according to Trapnell.
“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, and we ask for your patience and understanding,” he added. “We are excited to be able to bring these much needed improvements to EMH. Be on the lookout for more exciting news coming to EMH in the near future!”

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