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Above: While hospital officials looked on, Tripp Dargie, M.D., cut the ribbon during Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital’s celebration marking the completion of its emergency room expansion and renovation project.
The project took 17 months and added 5,050 square feet to the existing facility along with renovating the existing space. The new emergency room has and additional six treatment rooms and three triage rooms. A second floor above the emergency room will allow for future growth.
The entire area within the emergency room has been redesigned to provide a more patient- and family-centered approach to care. The new space also creates a more efficient emergency room by changing patient flow. Nurses and physicians now use direct bedding, which involves taking patients back to a treatment room soon after they check in, so diagnosing and treating patients can begin sooner.