TOWNSHIP OF FRANKLIN, COUNTY OF CARBON (WBRE / WYOU) – After opening in November, the Carbon Campus at St. Luke University Hospital will now add 13 additional beds to the emergency department.
According to the director of the emergency department, Marsha Estep, the hospital had initially planned to expand. However, the demand for emergency services has been very high.
The hospital made the decision to begin construction of the additional rooms as soon as possible, officials said.
Project manager Bret Buchman said construction will begin in January and is expected to be completed in late spring 2022.
âThe space for the additional pieces was part of the original design,â said Buchman.
According to a press release, once construction is complete, the Carbon Campus will be the largest acute care hospital the region has ever seen, with a total of 30 emergency room beds.
âThis expansion is another key step in ensuring we have the capacity and resources to provide our patients with an exceptionally high standard of care without leaving their communities,â said David Gibson, MSN, IA , vice president of patient care. Services.
The press release says that each room will have its own walls and doors, for more privacy, as well as heart monitors, beds that can weigh patients for dosing purposes, and televisions for patient enjoyment, while he is waiting.
The Carbon Campus Emergency Department is located next to the Mahoning Valley Interchange of the northeast extension of the PA Toll Freeway (I-476) and Route 209.