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Jewish Hospital unveils new $5.3M emergency department

Space adds 5,000 s.f. and new specialized emergency services

Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, announced the opening of a new $5.3 million emergency room. A ribbon cutting will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.

The project began in 2014 with funding from the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation. The newly-renovated department boasts an additional 5,000 square feet, more patient rooms and new specialized emergency services.

The new space is 17,000 s.f., and includes 42 exam rooms, an expanded waiting room and registration area, a two-room trauma bay, and specialized services, such as emergency gynecology. There is a new five-room area, called the “Critical Decision Unit,” where patients can be held for observation, an additional space for family privacy, and a safe room for patients during psychiatric emergencies. In addition, the emergency department will continue to offer hand care and heart care emergency services.