Providence Hospital Completes Renovations to Emergency Department
November 9, 2015 10:55 am
Providence Hospital President Todd Kennedy today announced the completion of renovations to the west Mobile hospital’s emergency department (ED), the highest-volume ED in southwest Alabama. Providence Hospital is a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.
“Providence’s Emergency Department serves 55,000 patients per year, or more than 150 patients per day,” said Kennedy. “The ED has been restructured to provide better throughput and an overall better patient experience. This renovation has been ongoing for the last 2 months and we are very pleased to have the new space open and in use,” Kennedy said.
According to Kennedy, the renovation allows Providence to do a number of things to expedite patient care:
- A new triage area, where patients’ conditions are initially assessed, will allow for direct visualization of the waiting room triage nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
- The minor care area has been relocated adjacent to triage for better resource utilization and optimization of patient flow.
- New areas to perform lab tests and electrocardiograms immediately after triage will help give clinicians valuable, timely information to expedite care.
- The area that was once Minor Care was reconfigured to become five much-needed additional patient care rooms.
“The opportunities for expediting patient care as well as the improved cosmetic appeal should enhance our patient’s experiences here in our ED,” said Kennedy. “This is consistent with our aim of providing safe, efficient, high-quality care in ways that meet the expectations of our patients and care team,” he said.