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Renovation Project Fast Facts

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Emergency Department Project Background

  • Project size: 54,000 square feet – 33,750 square feet larger than previous space
  • Cost: $50 million
  • Construction timeframe: August 2014 – April 2017
  • Patient capacity prior to renovation: approximately 45,000 patients per year
  • Current patient volume: approximately 82,000 per year

Trauma Center Stats

  • Designated Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center
    • Highest level trauma accreditation in Pennsylvania
    • Only Level 1 Trauma Center in York, Adams, Lancaster and Franklin counties
  • Maintained continuous accreditation since 1986
  • Treated 2,151 trauma patients in fiscal year 2016

What’s New

Entrance and waiting area

  • Quick nurse assessment upon entry
  • Patients are referred to the most appropriate area for care
  • Spacious and comfortable waiting area
  • Increased security enhancements

Rapid Unit for patients with less severe conditions

  • Eight private rooms
  • Dental, eye and orthopedic suites
  • Dedicated lab and imaging facilities
  • Separate waiting area for patients waiting for test results

Critical care area for patients with more severe conditions

  • 35 private exam rooms, including three pediatric rooms and six resuscitation rooms

Expanded ETCU (Emergency Transitional Care Unit)

  • 22 private rooms

Behavioral Health Unit

  • Six private rooms, two interview rooms and two quiet rooms

SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Exam) Suite

  • Private room with forensic exam capabilities

State-of-the-art helipad

  • 7,200 square feet – 3,000 square feet larger than previous helipad
  • Designed to accommodate larger helicopters with greater patient capacity
  • Automatic snowmelt system

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