DANSVILLE – Noyes Hospital will host the Grand Opening of The Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department (ED) on June 6th at 10am. The new ED is 10,000 square feet, a huge expansion from the current ED, which is only 3,000 square feet. “This is actually a new build,” said Noyes Director of Public Relations Cynthia Oswald. “Our existing ED will be used as an observation room attached to the new ED.”
- The hospital staff and emergency care staff are eager to save lives with the new ED’s huge space and state of the art equipment. The new facility includes many critical upgrades, including an ambulance entrance, and a cutting edge decontamination room which can treat 10 patients at a time. The total bill for this incredible new facility is $7.3 million, including equipment costs, 4,690,000 of which came from a prestigious grant through New York State’s Healthcare Efficiency and Affordability Law (HEAL NY) in June 2012. A further $750,000 came from a leadership gift from E. Philip and Carole Saunders, residents of Livingston County, and the Saunders Foundation in memory of their late daughter, Mary Saunders Beiermann. The new facility will be named the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department in her memory.
With the new technology and expanded space, the ED will be able to treat patients at the appropriate level of outpatient care, for example urgent care (After Hours), emergency care and observation services within the same area. Only patients who are deemed to require an inpatient level of care will be moved out of the Emergency/Observation Unit and onto an inpatient nursing unit. The current ED requires observation patients to be treated alongside medical-surgical inpatients, resulting in unnecessarily long stays in the hospital for all. With the new observation area, that length of stay will be reduced to just 12-24 hours.
The public is invited to the Community Open House on Saturday June 7th from 2pm to 5pm, or to stop in for the second Open House on Wednesday June 11th from 1pm to 3pm.