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PHOTOS: Westfields unveils new expanded emergency department

Hospital staff members conducted tours of the new Emergency Department including the new triage and treatment rooms during last Tuesday’s open house. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 6
A day before the newly expanded Emergency Department opened at Westfields Hospital & Clinic Tuesday, Aug. 29, Hospital President and CEO Steve Massey and staff welcomed community members to an open house featuring behind-the-scene tours of the 9,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia 2 / 6
Paramedic Brad Swartz was on hand to answer questions during the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the newly expanded Emergency Department at Westfields Hospital & Clinic Tuesday, Aug. 29. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia 3 / 6
New Richmond city officials and chamber members joined Westfields Hospital & Clinic CEO Steve Massey, hospital staff and board members, along with architect and construction company representatives for a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 29 to celebrate the opening of the newly expanded Emergency Department. Submitted photo4 / 6
Hospital staff members conducted tours of the new Emergency Department including the new triage and treatment rooms during last Tuesday’s open house. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia 5 / 6
The new Emergency Department includes a dedicated registration area. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia 6 / 6

A day before the newly expanded Emergency Department opened at Westfields Hospital & Clinic Tuesday, Aug. 29, Hospital President and CEO Steve Massey and staff welcomed community members to an open house featuring behind-the-scene tours of the 9,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility.

"We want the community to see firsthand our emergency medicine facilities and the level of emergency care we can provide close to residents' homes," said Massey.

Part of a multi-phase campus renovation project that began in 2016, the new Emergency Department includes dedicated patient drop-off, new triage and treatment rooms, medical staff workstations, dedicated registration and family waiting areas and a new ambulance garage.

Following the opening of the new emergency facility, construction will commence on new trauma bays; a behavioral crisis room and family consult room in the space previously occupied by the Emergency Department.

"In the past five years, we've updated our Birth Center, Outpatient Surgery Center, Rehabilitation and Cardiopulmonary departments, our Sleep Health Center and our inpatient rooms. We also added a community pharmacy. Our investment demonstrates our commitment to the community to provide the best care and best experience at a local level. We are so appreciative of the public for their patience through the construction process and the trust they've placed in us," said Massey.

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