Construction Progress

March/April 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:

Work on the emergency department is progressing at a nice pace — Between any raindrops we may get in March and April, crews will finish the EFIS (exterior stucco) of the existing two-story building that will become part of the expanded emergency department. (In the photo, this is the building shown with netting and scaffolding.) The exterior is being updated to match the current look of the hospital, as we did with the original tower. As weather allows, landscaping work may also begin this spring. Inside the new building, finishes such as doors and hardware are being placed, and the above-ceiling work is finishing up in most areas. Crews are also expected to begin painting during the next two months.

Emergency department expansion project to unfold in two phases The emergency department expansion will involve two distinct phases. The first phase involves the new one-story building and the rebuilding of spaces within an existing building. This will create a new ED lobby and admitting/triage area, new ambulance entrance and canopy, and space for a new CT scan machine, new trauma room and 24 treatment beds. Staff will move in to this new space while we complete the second phase, which will involve clearing out and rebuild the current emergency department space. When complete, the department will have more than tripled in size to a little over 22,000 square feet and will house 37 treatment beds. Photos of construction progress can be found at – click on construction progress, then scroll down to see the slideshow.

Celebration planned this spring for arrival of replacement helicopter The Enloe Foundation Take Flight Committee recently announced the successful completion of their goal to raise $1.1 million dollars to support the purchase of the new FlightCare EcoStar helicopter. One of the best features that we appreciate for our patients and neighbors is that the helicopter will be quieter. The work to convert the EcoStar into air-ambulance configuration is underway and we look forward to putting the aircraft into service later this spring. We are planning a celebration for the arrival, and while we do not have an exact date as of deadline for this newsletter, it may take place before the next edition is mailed. We will share the details via an email to the CANA President. Event information will also be in the media and on our website, As always, we will ask guests to park in the Enloe parking structure in order to discourage parking in the neighborhood. The public will be invited to the event, and we look forward to seeing you there! If you would like to learn more about the new helicopter, you can visit:

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 To learn more about the Enloe Century Project, and to read archived issues of this newsletter, visit

Enloe Century Project: Construction progress slide shows