Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Source: Around WellSpan Newsletter
A 19,000-square foot addition to Gettysburg Hospital will provide patients with a private, patient-centered care experience and meet the needs of the community well into the future. The new emergency department will feature 18 private treatment rooms as well as new patient amenities such as a vending area, café seating, pediatric waiting area and an increase in patient and visitor restrooms.
Construction of the new emergency department is Gettysburg Hospital's biggest project in 20 years. It is expected to cost $18.1 million. The new emergency department is scheduled to open in February 2012. The project should be entirely completed by August 2012. The hospital's emergency department currently cares for 28,000 patients per year. It was originally designed to treat 15,000.