Duncan Regional Hospital to begin Emergency Room Upgrades

Duncan Regional Hospital is excited to announce a renovation to our Emergency Department to further enhance service to our community by providing improvements needed to meet the needs of our patients.  It was in the early 1960’s that today’s Emergency Room at Duncan Regional Hospital was designed. Our Emergency Room cares for approximately 38,000 people a year compared to the 4,000 they did in the 60’s. The original bed capacity of two has increased to 14, but there has been no major renovation in 55 years.

The current layout of the ER will be wholly transformed. Triage and treatment areas will be redesigned for improved workflow and increased patient privacy.  There will be a centrally located nurse station giving a clear view of patients at all times. The ambulance bay will be enlarged giving coverage to four ambulances at a time. The helipad will be relocated and enlarged allowing for additional parking.  Additionally, the outside will have a new façade and entrance.

“These improvements are designed to enhance patient care and make hospital resources more accessible and efficient,” said Jay Johnson, CEO/President, Duncan Regional Hospital. “Although a significant amount of work will occur in and around the Emergency Department over the next few years, patients and guests will continue to receive the highest quality of care.”

Construction is expected to take 24-26 months.  The renovations will be completed in phases and will not cause an interruption in emergency care for the community. To keep up-to-date on the status of construction, entrance or parking changes, please check our webpage, www.duncanregional.com or follow us on Facebook.

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