Emergency Department Renovation Set to Begin at Baptist Health Louisville
Baptist Health Louisville is embarking on a major expansion with patient, staff and physician satisfaction at the heart of the plan.
Baptist Health Louisville Announces Expansion and
Renovation of Emergency Center
Louisville, KY (June 8, 2016) – Baptist Health Louisville is embarking on a major expansion with patient, staff and physician satisfaction at the heart of the plan. The $18.7 million investment will focus on renovation, reconfiguring and expanding the Emergency Center to meet the following goals:
- Increase capacity and maximize patient throughput
- Enhance patient privacy and the overall patient experience
- Minimize the need for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) diversion
- Improve the work environment for Emergency Department staff and physicians
To ensure the above goals were met, the hospital engaged CBRE Healthcare, a facility planning company that organized planning sessions with key internal stakeholders including staff, physicians, construction management, administration, planning and finance. Focus groups were held to gather patient input and additional information was pulled from real time rounding reports in the ED waiting areas performed by Press Ganey® consultants.
“This project is long overdue and we are delighted to begin this journey of improvements,” said Karen Newman, vice president and chief nursing officer. “Over the years we have optimized every inch of space to meet the needs of our patients and families and we now have a wonderful opportunity to make physical improvements to match our commitment of care, compassion and service to the community. Through the commitment and investment by our Board of Directors and the vision of our staff and physicians we have designed a new and improved emergency department that will better serve our community for many years to come.”
Key project facts:
- Addition of 9,278 sq. ft. of space.
- Increasing number of treatment rooms from 32 to 44 that will support treatment of up to 178 patients per day.
- All-private treatment rooms with more accommodations for family members to be with their loved ones.
- Six new ambulance bays will be added with more streamlined ambulance access and a more efficient process for walk-in patients and EMS arrivals.
- Enhanced patient experience by providing more family-friendly waiting areas that include technology charging stations
The design was created by Stengel Hill Architecture and construction began the first of June, with an estimated completion date in the spring of 2018.