More than doubles size of emergency department
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2016) — Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, on Friday will unveil its completed a $9 million renovation and expansion of the hospital’s emergency department, which is one of the busiest in Louisville. The changes more than double the size of the emergency department, bring new technology to patients’ bedsides, and improve the overall workflow of the department, which will help reduce patient wait times.
Unveiling will be conducted during a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday at the hospital at 1850 Bluegrass Ave. in Louisville. The project was funded by the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation and made possible by generous donations from the community.
Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital is the only acute care hospital serving people in south Louisville, an area with a population upwards of 176,000. More than 75 percent of all patients admitted to Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital come first through the emergency department, compared to a national average of more than 50 percent.