Highland District Hospital’s Emergency Department expansion and renovation project is continuing into Phase 2 as 2017 begins, hospital officials said in a press release.
Phase 1, building the actual expansion, was completed on Friday, January 20th, and patients will begin being seen in that expanded area on Thursday, January 26th.
“The transition into the new space is going very smoothly. We are excited to see the project progressing so well,” stated Tracey Coss, Emergency Department Manager.
With the transition into Phase 2, changes to processes for registering for Outpatient Testing Services will be put into effect beginning Thursday, January 26th.
• Those patients registering for Outpatient Testing prior to 4:30 p.m. will need to register in the Main Lobby Registration area.
• Those patients registering for Outpatient Testing after 4:30 p.m. will need to register in the Emergency Department Registration area.
Tim Parry, vice president of Operations, asked that the community be patient with the upcoming, temporary processes.
“In addition to the changes with Outpatient Testing Registration, our Emergency Department waiting area will be condensed temporarily, and the number of beds to service patients will temporarily decrease to nine. However, we’ve worked very hard as a team to input processes to help expedite throughout so that patient care isn’t effected,” said Parry. This phase of the renovation is slated to last for approximately eight weeks.
As the Emergency Department expansion continues, so does the GreatER Care Campaign – an effort to raise $1.5 million taken on by the Highland District Hospital Foundation.
“Our community and employees have been very generous. The giving we’ve received with the Annual Holiday Ball and other donations has taken our funds raised to over $958,000,” said Cathy Jones, foundation director. “Our community has confirmed their commitment to this project – it is important to them, and it is so deserved. We are overwhelmed and grateful for their continued support.”
As the foundation’s fundraising efforts continue, contact Cathy Jones or Brandy Luke, campaign coordinator, at 937-393-6360 for more information about how to contribute to the GreatER Care Campaign.