Each week, “Just the Facts” provides information about a key aspect of the new regional medical center being built by Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). It is designed to keep our medical staff, employees and volunteers updated as well as our community members. We believe it’s vital to keep our community informed about how we’re transforming healthcare in our region.
TOPIC FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2023
Did you know that the Emergency Department (ED) in the Wynn Hospital is essentially complete? That means the construction is done and we are just waiting for a few final touches (like furniture!) that will take place closer to the opening.
The new ED is designed to respond to changing patient needs with:
- 63 treatment rooms providing specialized care for trauma, behavioral health and other services.
- A new design that supports 90,000 visits each year. (Currently we have around 74,000 visits each year; experts said to anticipate an increase in that number with the new hospital.)
- Separate patient and ambulance entrances, with easy access for families to the parking garage.
The Bob on the Job below shows one of the PODs in the completed ED space. The PODs let the ED flex up and down based on patient volumes and needs.