ELLIOT HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
Identified as a critical initiative from E4H’s master planning process for SolutionHealth, the 22,000SF emergency department addition and 4,000SF renovation at Elliot Hospital has 28 treatment rooms divided into “pods”, two consult rooms and three new trauma bays. The new space is fully integrated with existing areas housing a pediatric emergency area and a behavioral health suite. A nine-chair Rapid Triage & Treatment (RTT) area speeds throughput of patients with lower acuity conditions, reducing wait times for the nearly 65,000 patients that visit the emergency department every year. The project also includes improvements to the exterior vehicular access including helicopter, ambulance, and drive-up. Flow analysis was used in the design process to review the internal access to the new ED including materials, staff, and patients to/from the ED, inpatient floors, surgery, imaging, and entrances. Additionally the design accommodates heightened infection control measures with design improvements to isolate flow in waiting and triage, increase ventilation and air filtration systems, as well as planning for surge capacity for future mass health events.