Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Mass., opened its ED in October, providing better comfort, privacy and patient-centered care with state-of-the-art technology.
The $30 million project features 42 private rooms including six fast-track bays, a two-bay trauma room, cardiac care room, seven-bed observation unit, 64-slice CT scanner and an X-ray suite. The new ED also provides dedicated space for behavioral health, pediatric and gynecological patients as well as an isolation room for patients with infectious diseases, a decontamination unit and private workroom for EMS providers.ED Patient Care Director Laura Raymond, RN, left, and ED Chief Richard Herman, MD, in the new entrance.
“The nursing staff is very excited about working in the new ED,” said Laura Raymond, RN, ED patient care director. “It is a more aesthetically appealing facility and gives us the space to do our work.”
Private rooms with telephones and TVs replace curtained cubicles and provide enhanced confidentiality. The new space has been designed with an eye on workflow optimization.
“This is the kind of ER our community deserves,” said Richard Herman, MD, chairman of emergency medicine.
The opening of the new ED included a partnership with Fuller Craft Museum and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum based in Lincoln. The museum will lend art to the ED for five years.