ROANOKE, Va. – Emergency medicine and healthcare opportunities are growing in the Roanoke Valley.
On Tuesday, the Blue Hills Emergency Room at LewisGale Medical Center will open on Route 460.
The stand-alone emergency room location was chosen to help fill the emergency medicine void for residents of Roanoke, Botetourt and Bedford counties.
“When you have a significant medical condition, time matters. So having this access point for the community will make a significant difference and improve outcomes,” said Dr. Puneet Chopra, Emergency Services Medical Director.
The facility will have the same services you would find in a traditional emergency room, such as CT scans, x-rays, and an on-site lab.
Not only does Blue Hills ER bring care closer to home, it also takes the strain off other hospitals.
“It will reduce some of the pressures on our emergency room, allowing people to get better throughput in the main hospital,” said Alan Fabian, president of LewisGale Regional Health System Market.
After months of anticipation and opening delays, the time has come for Blue Hills ER to open its doors and stay open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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