Contact: Frank Faust
More than 47,000 people visit the emergency department at Leesburg Regional Medical Center each year, and that number is escalating as the community continues to grow.
Construction began in May, 2017 on a $29 million expansion project that changed the footprint of the hospital for the first time in over 55 years. When the new emergency department (ED) opens for patient care on September 12, the hospital will be able to accommodate double its current ED patient load in this beautiful new space.
"The residents of Lake and Sumter counties count on Leesburg Regional Medical Center for excellent, high-quality emergency services," says Don Henderson, president and CEO of Central Florida Health, the not-for-profit parent organization of LRMC. "Increasing our emergency department capacity not only serves the needs of our community, but also builds on our promise to provide quality healthcare in a modern environment that promotes healing and restoration."
The new emergency department features expanded triage capability with fully equipped triage rooms, 24 new patient beds, state-of-the-art Philips monitoring equipment, trauma-sized rooms for critical care, enhanced security, and a spacious waiting room and atrium-like lobby.
"Every detail has been meticulously thought out – even the paint on the walls is antimicrobial," continued Henderson. "This new expanded emergency department space gives our staff and physicians an opportunity to be in an environment where the outstanding care they deliver on a daily basis is matched by the facility."
The community is invited to get a preview of the facility during a ribbon cutting and open house event Monday, September 10 from 5 until 7 p.m.