In September, the newly expanded emergency department opened at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Construction began on the $29 million project in May 2017 and changed the footprint of the 55-year-old facility. This expansion enables the hospital to accommodate double the number of patients seen in the past.
“The residents of Lake and Sumter counties count on Leesburg Regional Medical Center for excellent, high-quality emergency services,” Don Henderson, president and CEO of Central Florida Health, says in a press release. “Increasing our emergency department capacity not only serves the needs of our community, but also builds on our promise to provide quality health care in a modern environment that promotes healing and restoration.”
The new department has expanded triage capability with fully equipped triage rooms, 24 new patient beds, state-of-the-art equipment, trauma rooms for critical care, enhanced security, a larger waiting room, and an atrium-like lobby.
“Every detail has been meticulously thought out—even the paint on the walls is antimicrobial,” Don says. “This new expanded emergency department space gives our staff and physicians an opportunity to be in an environment where the outstanding care they deliver on a daily basis is matched by the facility.”