Coming Soon - Expanded Emergency Department
ED and Heart Center progress update, July 21, 2022
We’ve been busy adding the final touches to Phase One of our updated
Emergency Department! On Thursday 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 your 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 will bring 9 new state-of-the-art treatment
spaces including trauma, decontamination, isolation, and bariatric rooms.
In addition, a new dedicated space for behavioral healthcare will make
a partial debut in phase 1.
“We’re excited to begin moving in next week, and start transitioning
the space over to our care 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 this 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
2023. We're excited to upgrade our hospital to serve as the heart
of the community!
To learn more about our expanded Emergency Department and new Heart Center,
visit us online at CatawbaValleyHealth.org/HeartOfTheCommunity.
ED and Heart Center progress update, May 12, 2022
On May 5, 2021, we broke ground on our expanded Emergency Department and
new Heart Center. Now, more than a year later, we’re beginning to
see these spaces take shape – walls are built, windows have been
installed, and flooring is currently being laid.
The average number of patients per day seen in our Emergency Department
is far greater than when it was originally built. A new layout of the
facility will create more treatment areas outfitted for a wider variety
of care options, allow for expanded services to treat bariatric patients,
as well as a separate and more fully equipped area for psychiatric patients.
The 1st phase of the new Emergency Department is projected to open later
this summer, and a portion of the new Heart Center to open by early 2023.
We're excited to upgrade our place as the heart of the community!
We’re excited to begin providing updates and information on the newest
additions to our health system. To learn more, keep an eye on our Facebook
page, follow us on Instagram @CatawbaValleyHealthSystem, or visit us online at
ED and Heart Center Project Renderings
Once the expanded Emergency Department and New Heart Center are completed
at Catawba Valley Medical Center, the addition is projected to look like
the renderings above. The 1st phase of the new Emergency Department was
completed this summer, and a portion of the new Heart Center is expected
to open by early 2023.