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Construction Progress

September/October 2014

This newsletter is part of Enloe Medical Center’s commitment to keep you informed about significant construction activity for our expansion project. Updates for the next two months include:

                                                                                             Lobby of the new Emergency Department

New Emergency Department opened Aug. 25 – The state of California licensed our new Emergency Department and moved in Monday, Aug. 25. This new space provides needed room to comfortably care for the growing number of patients that we see each year. We currently see 50,000 patients annually in the Emergency Department. The new space offers several features to enhance patient comfort and timeliness of care, including:
• Canopied walk-in and drive-up patient entrance and separate ambulance entrance at W. 5th Ave.

• Comfortable lobby with a children’s seating and play area

• Admitting, triage and advance practice areas to expedite less emergent cases

• 25 treatment beds in private rooms, including 5 resuscitation suites; a decontamination shower; and negative airflow isolation rooms.

• 2-bay trauma room with overhead digital X-ray

• 2 behavioral health rooms for private, dignified treatment of psychiatric emergencies

• Dedicated X-ray machine and 128-slice CT scanner

Phase 2 of Emergency Department expansion is underway – The original Emergency Department space is now closed and under construction in phase 2 of the Emergency Department expansion project. If all goes as planned, that work should be complete by next summer or fall. When complete, the updated Emergency Department will be triple its original size, at under 25,000 square feet.

Join us for the Community Wellness Expo in October – We invite you to drop by the hospital campus on Saturday, Oct. 11 for our free Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at W. 5th and Magnolia Avenues. We will offer activities for all ages, a wide variety of free health screenings, information to help you manage the health of your family, and more. Please be sure to check www.enloe.org/events for more details as we get closer to the event – you won’t want to miss it. Guests will be encouraged to park in the Enloe Parking Structure due to limited street parking near the event.

While we do our best to project dates, they are subject to change due to factors including weather and permits. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact Bill Seguine, Director of Property Development and Facilities Management, at (530) 864-1322 or bill.seguine@enloe.org. To learn more about the Enloe Century Project, and to read archived issues of this newsletter, visit www.enloe.org/century.

Enloe Century Project: Construction progress slide shows