Hospital showing off expanded ER Oct. 18Published 9:01am Monday, September 28, 2009
Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital invites the community to a special celebration recognizing the completion of the new and expanded emergency department (ED).
The event will take place just outside the new ED entrance on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“A Campaign About Life has officially come to life,” said Joy Strand, administrator and chief operating officer, Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital.
“This is the culmination of a great deal of hard work, and we encourage everyone in the community to come out and mark this milestone in Borgess-Lee’s history.
“Thanks to the generosity of our donors and residents, building a more private, secure and comfortable emergency department has finally been realized.”
The free community celebration will include food and refreshments, and the opportunity to celebrate alongside hospital staff and neighbors.
Several emergency vehicles, including fire engines, ambulances and an Air Care helicopter, will be onsite for public viewing as well.
Almost tripling the size of the former department, the new ED at Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital features:
• Eleven new patient rooms, including nine private exam rooms, a dedicated trauma room and a decontamination room.
• A confidential triage area.
• A family consultation room,
• An expanded and more efficient nursing and physician workspace.
• A new ambulance entrance and covered patient transfer area.
• Advanced equipment and technology.
Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital’s ED staffs eight emergency medicine physicians and cares for about 9,000 patients annually.
Since launching its 30-minute service guarantee, the department has seen 94 percent of patients in 30 minutes or less.
For more information on the community celebration, call the Lee Memorial Foundation at (269) 783-3083.