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Emory Hospital ER to Get Facelift

Emergency Department renovations begin in August

The Emergency Department at is preparing for a major expansion that will double the size of the emergency room space.

The renovation, which is set to begin in August, will provide the department with 19,000 square-feet, 32 private exam rooms and X-ray technology.

The department currently occupies a 9,600 square-foot space and has 21 exam rooms.

"I liken our space to a hermit crab," Emergency physician Dr. Matthew Keadey told an Emory News reporter.

The emergency department continues to see more and more patients each year, and doctors say there is a serious need to expand the space.

In 2000, the emergency department treated about 15,000 patients. They currently see about 36,000 patients per year in a space that was never intended to be an emergency department.

"We had a shell, and we backed into it," Keadey said. He’s been at Emory since 2000.

For more information about the expansion, visit the Emory News website.

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Dottie February 24, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Thank goodness! The Emory Hospital ER is horrible. You may be getting the best treatment around when you go there, but it just doesn't FEEL like it. There is no privacy, I have seen patients parked on gurneys in the hall way, the waiting room and triage area are cramped. Yes, Emory's ER has been in DESPERATE need of a makeover for years! Excellent!

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