The NEW North Building
We held the grand opening of our “Great Expansion” with the addition of a new Emergency Department (ED), surgical suite, sterile processing department and a new mental health unit. The $98 million expansion broke ground in 2015 and opened in early 2018. The new 3-story building was designed with an excellent patient care experience in mind while improving efficiencies and lessening footsteps.
The new ED is much larger and is geared toward high volume activity with a design intended to lower patient wait times and improve workflow. It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and a separate back entrance for ambulances.
The new sterile reprocessing department was designed to current standards and has distinct and separate physical work areas that ensure core reprocessing functions are maintained, thus improving infection control. With patient safety in mind, automated systems have been implemented to track all cleaning activities, quality measures and pieces of equipment.
The new Mental Health floor is a 15-bed acute inpatient unit with outpatient programs and services. The unit features single patient bedrooms with private bathrooms – including showers. The space was designed to incorporate natural light and intuitive wayfinding. There is a social hub with a dining room, group activity space and a gym connected by a walking loop. The space was built with state-of-the-art technology for enhanced patient and staff safety and security.
The new surgical floor features larger, modern operating rooms, separate rooms for minor surgical procedures, expanded recovery and day surgery unit and larger recovery bays to maximize patient privacy, increase comfort and reduce anxiety. The surgical unit also has elevators that directly link to the sterile processing department for increased safety and infection control.
This modern design was built with the patient in mind to provide the most efficient and streamlined patient care journey. The design also supports physicians and staff in providing excellent care and creates a more comfortable and welcoming place for patients and their families. Our new North Building has already transformed the way we deliver care to our community.
The New Emergency Room
The New Treatment Area