Lincoln Medical Center recently unveiled its newly renovated and expanded ED at its Bronx facility.
The $24 million project expanded the ED to 57,905 square feet and doubled the number of treatment bays to 106, according to a news release, which noted that Lincoln is the nations fifth-busiest ED and serves more than 177,000 patients annually.
All exam and treatment rooms as well as patient bays in each section are positioned around centrally located nurse stations, Joseph Shein, principal at the architecture firm Perkins Eastman, said in the release. This design solution provides clear views of all patient areas and accelerates the response time in case of an emergency.
Each of the five nurse stations within five sections of the ED and the main nurse management station feature counters, desks and storage cabinets and are equipped with multiple computers.
The project created a dedicated childrens emergency unit, an adult waiting room, a psychiatric and mental health emergency unit, a trauma center, an asthma patient unit and a womens health section.
The first phase of work expanded the ED to add a new 1,900-square-foot waiting room. The 10,600-square-foot second phase was the renovation of existing spaces in the north section of the ED, which houses the adult emergency unit, the asthma patient emergency unit and the behavioral health unit. The third phase, in the south section, was 7,500 square feet and houses the pediatric emergency unit, the trauma center and the womens health unit.