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Mount Nittany Medical Center to Host Open House for New ER

by on June 16, 2012 2:45 PM

Bigger, smarter, better — Mount Nittany Medical Center has expanded the emergency department facilities and is inviting the public to an open house on June 23, from 9 a.m. to noon to celebrate.

Parking will be available in the main entrance lots as well as the North and East lots (located to the left and rear of the front of the Medical Center, respectively).

Tours of the first phase of the new ED’s facility will highlight the private patient rooms, each with its own restroom, and the new nursing pod design concept. The design provides physicians and nurses close proximity to patients, supplies and their core team members. The final phase of the ED will be competed in March of 2013, creating an expansion totaling more than 56,000 square feet.

Due to the predicted growth and need for emergency care in the region, an expansion of the ED facility is a priority for Mount Nittany Health. “In 2010, more than 50,000 patients needed care at Mount Nittany’s ED and by 2020, about 85,000 people are predicted to seek care here,” said Theodore Ziff, MD, medical director, ED, Mount Nittany Medical Center.

The expansion and renovation project will add more than 40 new rooms. Due to the influx of seasonal and event-related patients, the ED has the flexibility to expand to more than 60 beds.

The Open House on June 23 will feature guided tours of the new triage rooms, patient rooms, two new trauma rooms, sexual assault forensic examination room, and two of the four independent nursing pods, and will also include:

  • A wellness fair with health information and blood pressure screenings
  • A meet and greet with healthcare providers and staff
  • Light refreshments and giveaways

To register for the open house, call (814) 234-6727 or email [email protected]

This story was produced by the staff at the Centre County Gazette. It was re-published with permission. The Centre County Gazette is a weekly publication, available at many locations around Centre County every Thursday morning.
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