Renovations are progressing on the Emergency Department at
Louis Calevro from Valley Electric
Memorial Hospital in Fremont. Over the next four to five weeks, the main entry, reception and triage areas will be reconstructed. During this time, the vending area and lobby addition will also be under construction.
During the renovation, patients should enter the Emergency Department through the ambulance entrance, which is adjacent to the current main emergency entrance. Non-emergency patients and guests should enter through the hospital’s main entrance and avoid the Emergency Department. The Emergency Department’s main entrance with the new ED Lobby, registration and triage area is expected to re-open between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The project includes a 1,000 square foot expansion, and renovation of the entire exam and treatment area, which will enhance patient comfort and privacy, and expedite treatment. The number of exam rooms will increase to 13 and the redesign includes the creation of a Fast Track area to provide patients with expedited care. The new emergency lobby area will include natural lighting from exterior windows, and be designed to maximize convenience, comfort and visibility from the reception areas. At this point, several exterior improvements have been made including repaving of the parking area, and new signs.
According to Memorial Health Care System CEO John Yanes, the improvements are designed to enhance patient comfort, privacy and care. “These renovations are essential to accommodate the increasing number of patients in our community that entrust their care to us,” he said. “These renovations, coupled with the quality of our primary care physicians and access to key medical specialist, will significantly enhance Memorial’s ability to provide our community with the clinical care they need close to home.”
The improvements are being completed by local contractors including Mosser Construction, Warner Mechanical and Valley Electric Company.
Visit memorialhcs.org for more information.