New wing in Emergency Department now open
May 1 marked a milestone for Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Mercy Philadelphia Campus.
The occasion? The opening of the Emergency Department’s new wing, part of a $15 million expansion project. Expected to be fully complete in September, the new Emergency Department will be nearly double in size to better accommodate the almost 50,000 patients treated every year.
“Our hospital is deeply committed to the health and well-being of area residents,” says Anthony Mazzeo, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Mercy. “The expansion means shorter waits, more privacy, and an overall better experience when our patients and their families need emergency care.”
A peek inside
In the new wing you’ll find:
- 21 spacious new patient treatment rooms
- Two medical isolation rooms for infection control
- A modernized ambulance entrance and renovated walk-in entrance, making it easier for the hospital to accept more patients and provide rapid care
Renovation of the Emergency Department’s old wing is now underway, without disruption to care in the five-bed Fast Track area.
The old wing’s face-lift will feature an upgraded waiting room and enlarged triage area, as well as a new CT scan suite to help speed the diagnosis and treatment of patients facing life-threatening emergencies.
“This expansion will give more people faster access to the highest-quality emergency care,” Dr. Mazzeo says. “And our entire team couldn’t be more excited by this investment in our community.”
Emergency Department expansion numbers to know
- 21 new patient treatment rooms will be added, for a total of 35.
- Every room will be equipped with the latest monitoring technology, including state-of-the-art cardiac monitors.
- Approximately 50,000 patients are treated annually in the Emergency Department.