On Wednesday afternoon, staff at Crouse Hospital celebrated their new Pomeroy Emergency Services Department with a ribbon cutting.
The new facility cost nearly $20 million and took several years of design and construction.
“There’s been a lot of excitement and curiosity,” said Jeff Petrault, the Vice President of Facilities Management at Crouse Hospital. “People want to see the new space and what we have to offer the community.”
The new ER is now 21,000 square feet– triple the size of the old facility which was so cramped patients were treated in hallways.
“There are certain things you can’t do in hallways so you have to move patients which delays care and becomes a drain on efficiency of the system,” explained Dr. David Mason and ER Medical Director.
The new ER has 31 private patient rooms, including several specialty rooms.
Patients can get a tour of the new facility on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Regional EMS providers can get a tour on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The emergency services department will officially start accepting patients on Tuesday, July 18.