Emergency Department Renovation 

Swedish Covenant Hospital is excited to announce plans for an Emergency Department renovation to further enhance service to the community by improving the operational efficiency, flexibility and throughput of the department.

This page will be updated with new information as the projects continues.


Construction began November 2016, with projected occupancy in summer of 2018 pending city and state approvals. A cross-functional Swedish Covenant Hospital team is working in partnership with Anderson Mikos Architects to design and update the facility, which will include modernizing approximately 16,755 square feet of existing facilities, including mechanical infrastructure upgrades and improvements.

"The new state-of-the-art facility will greatly improve the patient experience by enhancing our ability to provide care efficiently,” said Dr. Bruce McNulty, medical director and Emergency Department chairman. “The new schematic design, additional rooms and a specialized behavioral health unit will further assist in decreasing wait times for visitors and enhance service to patients.”

“We currently serve more than 52,000 people annually in the Emergency Department,” said Kimberly Leslie, BSN, MS, the clinical director of the Emergency Department and one of several department members on the planning team. “This renovation will help us treat a greater number of patients and connect them more quickly to the services they need.”

Thank you for your patience as we update our emergency facilities to better serve you in the future.

View renderings of the upgrade below.

Reception Exam 03-Family Side Reception looking towards waiting Nurse Station POD B Long Patient Corridor
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