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.

Phase Two of Emergency Department Renovation Complete 

Swedish Covenant Hospital has completed Phase Two of its Emergency Department renovation to further enhance service to the community by improving the operational efficiency, flexibility and throughput of the department. The newly completed patient and staff areas are now open for use following city and state approvals.

This phase includes the renovation of eight acute care patient rooms, including a S.A.N.E. room (for sexual assault patients/exams), four behavioral health patient rooms, the first of seven new quick care rooms and a patient waiting area, among others. The 6,000 square foot Phase Two renovation also includes an EMS room, Project Impact office, pharmacy office and doctor-nurse station.

“With the completion of the second of four phases, we continue to make excellent progress towards our goal of being better positioned to meet the needs of our patients, our Emergency Department physicians and clinical staff,” said Anthony Guaccio, president and CEO of Swedish Covenant Hospital. 

“This forward-looking design enables us to adapt to changing needs such as technology enhancements and continuing patient volume increases in the future, plus we’ll see increasing cost efficiency while providing a safe and healing care environment,” added Saliba Kokaly, vice president of operations at Swedish Covenant Hospital.

Renovation construction began in late 2016, with projected occupancy in fall of 2018 pending city and state approvals. The hospital is working with Berglund Construction as the general contractor for the renovation.

Improvements to the Emergency Department Will Include

  • Modernizing approximately 16,755 square feet of existing facilities
  • Increasing from 37 to 43 ED rooms:
    • Pre-renovation:
      • 26 Acute care rooms
      • 4 Behavioral health rooms
      • 5 Quick Care rooms
      • 2 Triage rooms
    • After renovation:
      • 27  Acute care rooms
      • 4 Behavioral health rooms
      • 8 Quick Care rooms
      • 4 Triage rooms
      • S.A.N.E. room with shower and conference area
      • LSSI Project Impact Office
      • Creating a specialized behavioral health unit

View Images of the Upgrade Below

 

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