Building on our campus expansion that began in 2012, St. Luke’s is expanding our Emergency Department (ED), Cardiac Cath Labs, helistop, and other emergency and imaging services to St. Luke’s Building A. This project will triple the size of our current ED and provide emergency transport with immediate accessibility to critical care services, offering our community improved quality, access and patient experience when in need of emergency care.
Core Project Components May 2019 – June 2020
- New Emergency Department
- New Outpatient CT
- New Cardiac Cath Labs
- Expanded cardiac services
- Ambulance garage in parking ramp with helistop
Footings and foundation work is complete for the new Building A ramp, and construction of the walls and structure using pre-cast/prefabricated concrete panels is ongoing. The south parking lane on E. 2nd Street is being reduced as panels are delivered and put into place by the crane. Exterior construction of the ramp is expected to be completed by the end of August.
Meanwhile, permits have been obtained and interior work is beginning in earnest. There will be a lot of activity inside Building A, beginning on the ED level and moving quickly to the Cath Lab/Cardiac level of the building. Construction crews will be using job-site doors and garage entrances, and they have been asked to limit any use of St. Luke’s patient entrances throughout the project.
Quality Patient Care
St. Luke’s is investing in this project to further patient care by developing an uncompromised care environment that focuses on timely access to critical services and efficient team work to care for each and every patient. The additional space, state-of the-art design, and advanced technologies will provide an environment that will better support the skills of our physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and support staff in providing the best possible care to our patients.
A Staged Approach
St. Luke’s approach to expansion and building new facilities has been phased intentionally so that we can respond to changes in the economic climate, shifting reimbursement, advances in technology and changes in the way care is being delivered.
Completion of this phase is scheduled for June 2020 and will conclude Phase I of St. Luke’s Campus Expansion. Future expansion plans include:
Phase II: The size of Building A will double.
Phase III: A hospital tower will be added atop Building A.