Jan 11: Memorial Opens a New Emergency Department at Memorial Hospital Central
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, JANUARY 11, 2007 - The new Emergency Department at Memorial Hospital Central, which opened on Jan. 11, 2007, changes the way emergency care is delivered in our community. Patients are grouped in unique care units so they can be seen more quickly, in an environment that is at once high-tech and comfortable, attractive and conducive to healing.
Quick Facts –
The new Emergency Department reflects the state-of-the-art in hospital design. The department is divided into five care units, each designed to serve a particular patient population. In each care unit, patient rooms are arranged in a circle around a central nurses’ station, shortening the time it takes for nurses to reach a patient in need.
The Care Units –
The new Emergency Department is the first phase of the seven-story, 380,000-square-foot East Tower, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2007. When complete, the addition will house Memorial Hospital for Children, Women’s and Maternity Services, physician office space as well as the Emergency Department. The complete cost for the East Tower is $109 million.
Architect - Jonathan Bailey Associates