Tomball Regional Medical Center has launched a $4.5 million emergency room expansion and modernization project that will increase access to emergency services and enhance patient care. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
To symbolize the start of construction, hospital leaders broke ground on the project last Thursday.
“We are excited to break ground on this project which will provide additional access to emergency care close to home,” said Tom Jackson, CEO of Tomball Regional Medical Center. “We continually look for opportunities to augment and enhance the services we provide to our patients. This project will benefit our growing community for many years to come.”
The project will add more than 3,100 square feet and expand the department to include two dedicated trauma rooms and seven additional treatment rooms. These additions will help expedite patients from triage into the department for care to begin. There are approximately 33,000 visits to the Tomball Regional emergency department annually.
“Tomball Regional Medical Center is committed to providing quality emergent care as efficiently and quickly as possible,” said Malissa Aing, Emergency Department Director. “These improvements will support our physicians and nurses as they respond to a wide range of emergencies.”
Once complete, the emergency department will feature a total of 25 private rooms and its efficient design will make it easier for the medical staff to supervise the care of their patients. Eight handicap parking spaces and 25 non-handicap spaces will be added to the emergency department parking lot to provide easier access.
The emergency department will remain open to patients throughout the construction process.