Published on March 27, 2018

Coming soon: An expanded Emergency Department

Improved access to care.

ED renderingThat’s what Mercy Philadelphia wants to deliver. And it’s a key reason why the hospital is expanding its Emergency Department.

This spring, Mercy Philadelphia broke ground on the $15 million expansion. It will more than double the size of the current Emergency Department and will add 19 patient beds for a total of 33 beds, plus five existing Fast Care rooms. The new Emergency Department should be ready for patients early in 2019.

“This expansion means shorter waits, less crowding and more privacy for our patients and families,” says Anthony Mazzeo, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Mercy Philadelphia. “It will greatly improve our patients’ experiences when they need emergency care.”

Currently, the emergency team treats more than 48,000 patients every year. The expansion will allow the team to help even more people—and save more lives.

The expansion will also include:

  • Upgraded equipment—including state-of-the-art cardiac monitors—to help continually improve care
  • A new CT scan suite that will allow for an even faster diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening emergencies
  • A modernized ambulance entrance, making it easier for the facility to accept more patients

“This expansion of the Emergency Department is a real investment in the health and well-being of our West Philadelphia community,” Dr. Mazzeo says.