Capital Regional Medical Center Breaks Ground on New ER’s

The medical center is set to open two full service emergency rooms
Physicians, nurses and executives break ground on the site for new Capital Regional Medical Center Emergency Room, one of two set to open by 2020. Photo by Kate Pierson

Capital Regional Medical Center will expand access to emergency care in southeast & northwest Leon County with the opening of two freestanding emergency departments in 2019 & 2020.

In northwest Leon County, the freestanding ER will be located on North Monroe, just north of I-10.

The 6-acre site will include a 10,800-square-foot, one-story facility.

In southeast Leon County, the freestanding ER will be located on Capital Circle SE & Orange Avenue, near Southwood. This 5-acre site will also include a 10,800-square-foot, one-story facility.

Both emergency departments will offer 24/7 ER care and are expected to serve more than 25,000 patients per year.

Rendering courtesy of Capital Regional Medical Center

The 30 million dollar project will feature 24 emergency room beds and will employ approximately 80 full-time healthcare professionals.

Both freestanding ER’s will offer a full range of capabilities – from pediatric to adult care. Features include a full-service lab, CT, trauma room, and x-ray.

“The new ER facilities represent our latest step to expand health care into the community,” said Alan Keesee, CEO, of Capital Regional Medical Center.

The hospital’s main campus emergency room and the ER in Gadsden County saw more than 100,000 visits in 2018.

There is a need for additional ER services in south and northwest Leon County. Our goal is to provide quality care for our patients with little to no wait time. The new freestanding ER’s will allow us to provide critical healthcare services in convenient locations for our patients.”

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