We’ve been busy recently adding the final touches to Phase One of
our updated Emergency Department! In July, we had the opportunity to welcome
staff for a blessing of the new space and a blessing of hands, a tradition
CVHS has continued each time new construction or additions take place.
“As the work of this place continues and these doors are ready to
be opened to receive patients, we pray for blessings over this space and
those who will be served, as well as those who serve. We pray safety over
this space and all who enter here,” said Carolyn Thompson, faith
community nurse for CVHS.
As this first of five phases of construction for our expanded Emergency
Department and new Heart Center comes to a close, we’re excited
to see the impact that these additions will have on patient care and experience.
The first phase of construction brings nine new state-of-the-art treatment
spaces, which includes areas for trauma, decontamination, isolation, and
bariatric rooms. In addition, a new dedicated space for behavioral healthcare
makes a partial debut in phase one.
“We’re excited to begin transitioning the space over to our
teams who will care for our patients that entrust us with their lives,”
said Scott Echelberger, CVHS senior vice president.
During the second phase of construction, which is set to begin early next
month, patients will begin to see more changes to our existing Emergency
Department and Cardiac Care areas such as the closure of our Fast Track,
and a new corridor from the ED to the main tower of the hospital. In addition,
new, advanced cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs will
open along with associated support spaces. The total Emergency Department
and Heart Center project comprises five phases that are expected to span
through approximately the next 18 months. We're excited to upgrade
our hospital to serve as the heart of the community!