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Local dignitaries and hospital staff gathered in May outside Leesburg Regional Medical Center’s emergency room for a groundbreaking.

The $27 million expansion is expected to open in the spring of next year and will include a second short-stay wing, as well as a new helicopter pad. There will also be separate entrances for patients and ambulances.

The expansion of the emergency room will provide 22,000 square feet, almost double the size it is now.

This space will add an additional 24 ER rooms, all of them private with solid walls. There will be a FasTTrack option for minor complaints to move patients through the process much quicker. Another new feature is less noise. The staff will be voice- and data-linked to one another so there will be no need for intercom. Secure areas away from the general public will be provided to treat criminal and drug-related admissions.

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