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Building a New Resource for York County

** The WellSpan York Hospital Emergency Department will remain OPEN at all times during construction. **


WellSpan York Hospital New Emergency Department Rendering Progress on the New Emergency DepartmentWellSpan York Hospital’s new emergency department will provide patients with a regional destination for advanced care in a state-of-the-art facility designed for faster treatment and exceptional service. The latest phase of the project has been completed and is open to patients. Construction will continue through early 2017.

What's new:

Patients will experience less waiting and timelier care, thanks to a new design and more efficient processes, including:

  • A new entrance where patients and families are immediately greeted by a nurse who provides a quick assessment and refers patients to the most appropriate area for care
  • A new Rapid Unit for quickly treating patients with less severe conditions
  • Dedicated lab and imaging areas, reducing patient wait times
  • Innovative design changes for more efficient care
  • Improved access to ensure faster service from registration to departure

Patients will receive safer, specialized care through new state-of-the-art features with the addition of:

  • Specialty suites dedicated to dental, eye and orthopedic needs
  • Three spacious resuscitation rooms with updated equipment
  • Three pediatric rooms equipped with warming lights, pediatric-sized resuscitation equipment and special monitors
  • 19 private critical care exam rooms
  • Patient lifts in every room
  • A new helipad with automatic snowmelt system designed to accommodate larger helicopters with greater patient capacity
  • A behavioral health suite with six individual rooms, two interview rooms and two quiet rooms

Patients and families will have more privacy during treatment, care and counsel with the addition of:

  • All private patient care rooms
  • Spacious and comfortable waiting areas
  • Private consultation rooms to discuss lab and imaging results
  • Separate hallways for patients and staff to increase privacy and reduce noise

What's next:

The WellSpan York Hospital Emergency Department renovation will continue into the next and final phase, with completion in early 2017. Once completed, York County residents will have access to even more improvements, including:

  • SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Exam) Suite
    • Private room with forensic exam capabilities
  • Expanded ETCU (Emergency Transitional Care Unit)
    • 22 private rooms, including six for chest pain observation

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