Contact: Andrea Sellers
The Emergency Room expansion project at Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is well underway. As a result, the current public entrance to LRMC's emergency room (ER) will close Thursday, July 13. Patients will be required to access the ER through the hospital's main East Entrance. Signage and additional security will be in place to help direct patients and family members. Additional parking spaces have been added to the East and West lots for patient and visitor convenience.
The $27 million expansion will nearly double the size of the current emergency room, adding 24 patient beds along with a Fast Track unit that can accommodate pediatric patients, three to four trauma-sized rooms for critical care treatment, a spacious waiting room and atrium-like lobby.
"We are excited to be able to significantly increase our ER capacity for the first time since its construction more than 50 years ago," says Don Henderson, President and CEO of Central Florida Health, the not-for-profit parent company of LRMC. "This project will significantly increase our ability to build on our promise to the community to provide high-quality care and service in a modern environment that promotes healing and restoration. We are thankful to the communities we serve for their continued support."
The LRMC Emergency Room sees nearly 47,000 people each year and that number is growing as the community grows. The project is on schedule to be completed in the spring of 2018.