In the midst of the construction for the new emergency department at Leesburg Regional Medical Center, a temporary walkway was built to enable patients and family members easy and quick access to the ED. The ED is still accessible through the front entrance, but this walkway provides a quicker way. The $29 million expansion of the ED is slated to be finished this spring and will nearly double the size of the current emergency room.
In addition to adding 24 patient beds and a fast-track unit that can accommodate pediatric patients, three to four trauma-size rooms for critical care, a larger waiting room, and an atrium-like lobby also will be added. “This project will significantly increase our ability to build on our promise to the community to provide high-quality care and service in a modern environment that promotes healing and restoration,” Don Henderson, president and CEO of Central Florida Health, LRMC’s parent company, says in a news release. “We are thankful to the communities we serve for their continued support.”