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WellSpan completes ER makeover at York Hospital

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Wellspan has completed renovations to the emergency department at York Hospital.
Wellspan has completed renovations to the emergency department at York Hospital. - (Photo / )

WellSpan has wrapped up renovations to the emergency department at York Hospital, doubling the size of the department, the York-based health system said Monday.

The $50 million renovation project, which started in summer 2014, was completed in phases.

The last phase included adding a transitional care unit with 22 private rooms, six of which will be used for chest pain observation. There is also a private room designated for forensic examinations of victims of sexual assault and physical abuse.

Other renovations to the 54,000 square-foot space include expanding the hospital’s helipad by 3,000 square feet and adding a behavioral health unit.

The emergency department, the only Level I trauma center in York County, was expanded to address increased patient demand.

While the original emergency department was designed to serve about 45,000 patients per year, the new space is designed to meet an estimated annual capacity of 90,000 patients, WellSpan said.

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