LMC marks opening of newly expanded Emergency Department

On March 13 at 7am, Lankenau Medical Center celebrated the opening of its newly expanded Emergency Department. Not long after the official opening, at just after 8:00am, the ED team fittingly marked this new beginning by helping a mom welcome a baby girl.

The ED expansion is phase one of a two-phase, $52.8 million expansion and renovation project that was started in response to the growing needs of the community. The project includes renovation of existing space and the addition of 32,000 square feet, bringing the total footprint to 48,000 square feet.

The new facility will significantly improve our capacity to address the rise in patient volume as well as wide-ranging illnesses and injuries with more treatment spaces and optimal work-flow. The efficient design will significantly increase convenience, reduce waiting times, and ensure that we provide a superior patient experience.

The new ED will be configured into the following areas:

  • Three distinct treatment paths, nearly doubling the number of private rooms
  • 23 “Super Track” immediate treatment rooms for patients with minor injuries or illnesses
  • 3 trauma bays for severely injured patients
  • 31 acute treatment rooms for quickly attending to patients with potentially life-threatening conditions
  • Triage for receiving and evaluating patients
  • Spacious, private waiting areas, including a separate bereavement room
  • Expanded, private check-in area
  • Direct access parking
  • Radiology imaging
  • Enhanced security and safety measures
  • Improved ease of access to helipad
  • Incorporation of geriatric universal standards including non-slip floors, soft lighting, and handrails

 

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