Today, Cooper University Hospital unveiled its new, expanded Emergency Department (ED) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for employees and visitors.
The new facility is 33,000 square feet and includes 36 brand new, state-of-the-art patient rooms, including: designated adult and pediatric treatment and resuscitation rooms, two private triage rooms, a separate pediatric waiting room, and two decontamination rooms. The new walk-in entrance to the Emer gency Department has been relocated to the corner of Haddon and Benson Avenues, near the former main entrance to Cooper University Hospital.
“Whether they arrive by car, ambulance or on foot, Cooper’s Emergency Department is known widely for providing excellent care to patients with urgent medical problems,” explains John P. Sheridan, Jr., President and CEO of Cooper. “We’ve done this for a long time in space that was built to accommodate fifty percent of the patients we actually see in a year. This new, expanded space will allow our patients to have more privacy and comfort during their visits and allow our staff to work together more efficiently.”
The Emergency Department renovation which occurred in three phases is part of the $220 million hospital expansion. In 2009, Cooper treated 58,500 patients in an ED built to handle 25,000. With this most recent and final phase completed, Cooper now has a facility with the capacity to meet its patients’ expanding needs.
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“Cooper is an exceptional healthcare institution that continues to transform its facilities to better accommodate our patients’ needs,” said Michael E. Chanksy, MD, Chief of Cooper’s Emergency Department. “Not only does the size and magnitude of the new ED allow us to treat more patients, but our innovative private pediatric and adult exam rooms add to a positive patient experience.”
New Features Include:
- 36 patient rooms.
- 5 fast track rooms.
- 17 adult treatment rooms.
- 6 private pediatric exam rooms.
- 4 adult resuscitation and 2 pediatric resuscitation rooms.
- Two private triage rooms.
- Separate Pediatric triage/waiting and ED rooms.
- One indoor and one outdoor decontamination room.
- Conference room.
- Designed to allow natural light.
- New walk-in entrance located on the corner of Haddon and Benson Avenues.
- Increased emergency parking – 22 slots, up from previous five.
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