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CATSKILL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER TO OPEN NEWLY EXPANDED EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT – 11/04/2011

Harris, N.Y. (Nov. 4, 2011) — Catskill Regional Medical Center will open its newly expanded Emergency Department at its Harris Campus on Monday, November 7.

The department will transition from the pre-existing Emergency Department to the newly expanded building from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. During those hours, the Emergency Department will remain open. The public is urged to follow signage to ensure that everyone is treated in a timely manner. By 9 a.m. the Emergency Department will be re-located to the new building. For questions regarding the Emergency Department move, contact 845-794-3300 ext. 2245.

The newly expanded Emergency Department features on-site security and private treatment rooms with flat-screen LCD TVs; new technology for diagnostic testing and advanced emergency care; wireless bedside monitoring to increase patient comfort, and a private consultation room for families dealing with grief or an emergency situation.

Once Phase 2 of the Emergency Department construction project is completed in February 2012, the entire department will be twice as large, with eight fast-track rooms for rapid assessment and treatment of minor injuries, and 16 dedicated treatment rooms for care of serious injuries. The expansion and reconfiguration will ease patient flow and help reduce patient wait times.