AdventHealth North Pinellas has opened its newly-renovated Emergency Department (ED) for patients of Pinellas County, the largest construction project in the hospital’s history. The $20 million investment is part of a comprehensive expansion of the main hospital and is designed to meet the community’s growing need for world-class care closer to home.
“The state-of-the-art upgrades solidify our everlasting commitment to providing health, hope, and healing for our community,” said Jason Dunkel, President, and CEO for AdventHealth North Pinellas. “From the moment patients walk through our emergency department, they can trust they’re being cared for by the best doctors who have access to the most advanced equipment and innovative techniques.”
The 14,000-square-foot space includes 18 private patient rooms for a more comfortable patient experience, and to further enhance the nationally recognized safety features at the hospital by providing increased infection control. The new emergency department expansion also features a negative pressure room to reduce exposure to airborne illnesses. Additionally, a private EMS entrance that can accommodate 6 ambulances and improve how paramedics offload patients.
“We’ve kept the needs of our patients and visitors top of mind during this expansion project,” said Dr. Michael Longley, Medical Officer for AdventHealth North Pinellas. “The addition of the new emergency department and renovations inside our hospital will make it easier for patients to get critical care when they need it most and allow our teams to provide more lifesaving services.”
AdventHealth North Pinellas has a longstanding record of providing exceptional health care in the Tarpon Springs community. Since 2013, the hospital has achieved 16 consecutive ‘A’ grades in patient safety from the prestigious Leapfrog Safety Group. The hospital most recently achieved a 5-star CMS rating, the highest rating possible for hospital quality from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The construction for the new ED expansion is thanks in part to the more than 300 donors who contributed $5 million to the AdventHealth North Pinellas Foundation.
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