CHI St. Luke's Opens New ER Wing, LIVINGSTON, November 14, 2017 - Yesterday (11/13), CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial, Livingston held it's ceremonial grand opening. The $10.2 million facility includes 26 treatment stations, including 3 trauma rooms, 16 exam rooms with adjacent radiology, ultrasound and CT rooms. There are also designated areas for disaster response and decontamination.
The emergency department has immediate access to advanced imaging and medical information systems: computer tomography, cardiac echo cardio grams, nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology (X-ray and fluoroscopy), ultrasound, air medical services for stat transfers, electronic PACs system giving physician the capability to view diagnostic test results securely from anywhere.
The 23,500 square foot facility is located on the ground floor of the South Tower Building. "We have been looking forward to this day for a long time" said Kristi Forese, Vice President of Clinical Operations. "It's a beautiful facility with amazing functionality. We see nearly 30,000 patients coming through our Emergency Room doors each year, and each and every patient deserves the very best care during their time of need. This new facility allows us to operate more efficiently than ever as we provide emergency life-saving measures".
CHI St. Luke's Health-Memorial is part of the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health system based in Englewood, Colorado. The faith based system operates in 18 states and includes 103 hospitals, as well as long-term care, assisted and residential living communities,; community health services organizations; home health agencies and outpatient facilities and services.
Local and regional dignitaries and leaders were on hand for the occasion.
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The reception area had food tables with refreshments for this occasion.
The new facility has lots of room with 23,500 square feet of space.
Dr. Jeffrey Luna is the incoming Chief of Staff for CHI Livingston. Luna told the audience that "while we rightly admire this building, the true excellence comes from the people who work inside".
Ben R. Ogletree, Jr. addressed the audience.
The new facility was christened with holy water.
As prayers for the new facility were spoken, the gathering out stretched their hands in prayer for the new facilty.
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