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ATRMC expands patient care with newly opened ED section; IMCU

The first phase of Asante Three Rivers’ Emergency Department construction is complete and the new section is now open to patients. Employees got their first view of the new space last week.

ATRMC EDThe first phase of Asante Three Rivers’ Emergency Department construction is complete and the new section is now open to patients. Employees got their first view of the new space last week. When complete, the ED will have:

  • 30 beds total
  • A six-bed triage bay
  • Two large trauma/resuscitation rooms
  • Two “hold rooms” and four “flex rooms” for behavioral health patients
  • Larger waiting room
  • Twenty-nine clinical work stations
  • Two charge nurse stations
  • Quiet dictation space for providers

The ED’s new addition is part of a $12.7 million expansion to double the ED’s square footage. Construction to remodel the
old ED space begins in July with the total project to be complete some time in November.

The opening comes as Asante hospitals begin a public service campaign to encourage patients who need emergency
care not to delay treatment. Fears of COVID-19 have kept some patients from seeking hospital care. Chris David, MD,
medical director of ATRMC’s emergency services, shared that message in a recent public service video.
The expansion is funded in part from donations to Asante Foundation. The project is part of Asante’s master facilities
plan, which includes the new parking garage at ARRMC and other building projects.

ATRMC IMCUIntermediate Care Unit
On ATRMC’s second floor, the hospital has opened its first Intermediate Care Unit
for patients transitioning from the Intensive Care Unit to the general medicine floor.
These include pulmonary patients requiring noninvasive respiratory support such as
BiPAP and heated high-flow oxygen blenders; cardiac patients requiring stable
cardiac infusions for arrhythmias; and postsurgical patients requiring high-intensity
nursing.

The six-bed unit is located in the old med/surg overflow space between wound care
and pharmacy services.

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