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Aspirus St. Luke's Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Expansion of Emergency Department & Cardiac Cath Labs

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St. Luke's Emergency Department Ribbon CuttingSt. Luke’s was pleased to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Emergency Department (ED) and Cardiac Cath Labs.

The $37.5 million project includes a new ED, which is triple the size of the current space and is the premier emergency department in the region. There are 37 exam rooms, which include 27 general treatment rooms, four trauma rooms, four mental health treatment rooms and two triage rooms. In addition, the new ED features a decontamination room with eight stations, a bereavement room and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) room.

The 17-month project also provides the region’s most technologically advanced Cardiac Cath Labs and CT-Scanners, a new cardiac rehabilitation gym, and cardiac diagnostics center. The project included 60,000 square feet of interior construction, plus 70,000 square feet of exterior construction for the parking ramp, ambulance garage and helistop. Architect and contractor Erdman designed and managed the construction of the project.

“It’s truly exciting to see this new space, but it’s even better to know that we will have an environment that is now equal to the excellent talented staff and physicians providing care,” St. Luke’s President & CEO Kevin Nokels said. “It’s a project that’s been years in the making. We are thrilled to have it opening, and to serve our patients and their families with a care experience that is unparalleled in the region.”

Additional highlights of the project include an enclosed, heated ambulance garage, a laboratory for patient testing and pharmacist embedded in the department, and an integrated communications system.

The new ED and Cardiac Cath Labs will open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25. The other services and spaces, which include outpatient CT, Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab, and Cardiac Diagnostics will open Tuesday, September 15.