The future of emergency medical care in Steuben County is here! The Cameron Hospital Emergency Department expansion is complete, and the doors are open for business.
“The Emergency Department is the front door and entry point to the rest of the hospital for the majority of our patients,” says Connie McCahill, Cameron Hospital President and CEO. “We are proud that our patient’s first experience with our hospital will be in a department that is state-of-the-art and as comfortable as possible for our patients.”
With the opening of the new and expanded space, the remaining section of the original Emergency Department is closed for renovation. Once complete, Cameron’s emergency department will increase its rooms from 10 to 12, including two trauma rooms, two cardiac rooms, a secure holding room for patients requiring observation or psychiatric care, and a testing observation room to deduce if a patient requires admittance or is well enough to go home.
“The biggest change is that our rooms will be larger, so we’ll have more space to accommodate patients and visitors,” said Barb Julian, Emergency Department Director.
The new space also features a large canopy over the ambulance entrance which will provide protection from inclement weather. In addition, helicopter transports from the hospital will once again resume on the new, state-of-the-art helipad.
In addition to the new emergency space, physicians from Professional Emergency Physicians, Inc. (PEP) will join the Cameron team in November. “We are very pleased to welcome the physicians from PEP to our emergency department to begin this new adventure with us,” says McCahill.
Pictured: (l to r) Doug Bomba (CFO), Connie McCahill (President & CEO), Barb Julian (ED Director) Kerry Ruoff and Elayne Willms (ED staff)