LEGENDARY CARE | WE DESERVE IT
The expansion of Eagle Ridge Hospital will transform health care in our community at all levels – from emergency and acute care to medical consultation, treatment and preventive services. Our growing community deserves the best health care today, in addition to solutions for urgent and future health care challenges. Eagle Ridge Hospital has a strong reputation rooted in our history – one that is compassionate in its approach while delivering best-in-class care. Let’s continue this legacy.
Our Emergency Department has reached a critical stage:
- Our infrastructure is aging and cannot meet current and projected health care demands
- The population served in the Tri-Cities is rapidly growing
- Medical equipment and technologies keep advancing medical practices
- Opened in 1988 to treat 20,000 patients, today it serves over 53,000 per year (20% of whom are children)
Coupled with our vision for an expanded Emergency Department is the expansion of our Cardiology and Community Out-Patient Services Departments.
Update: Construction on Phase 1 has begun.
A number of services within the hospital are moving to enable the Emergency Department to grow to three times its current size.
We are so pleased that Phase 1 has begun. It is broken into three parts, as follows:
- Health Records move from main level to lower level adjacent the cafeteria
- The new Cardiology space will then be constructed (which happens to be beside our Foundation office on the main level).
- Community Outpatient Services space is currently being renovated.
The above phases are underway and have a targeted completion date of Spring, 2020. Stay tuned to this page for more updates.
WHY IS THIS NEEDED?
- Population growth continues
- One entry for ambulances and walk-ins
- Insufficient waiting room spaces
- Treatment spaces lack of privacy
- No negative pressure isolation rooms
- Insufficient safe, secure care spaces for psychiatric/substance use
- Insufficient decontamination space
- Resuscitation space is visible to other patients
- Design and layout are inadequate
- Insufficient space for pre-triage, ambulance, police and patients
- Lack of private washrooms
- Three cardiologists serve a growing cardiac care program
WHAT IS GOING TO BE BETTER?
- Increased patient and service capacity
- Separate entry for ambulances and walk-ins
- Three patient waiting areas, with a dedicated family and child centered space
- Patients have the privacy, care and attention they deserve
- Safely contain contagious diseases, protect staff and all patients
- Proper stabilization space for patients in crisis
- Decontamination in a safe, secure manner
- Minimized fear and anxiety for patients and their loved ones
- Increased treatment spaces from 19 to 39
- Patient registration is confidential
- Decontamintion suite has a private ensuite thus improving infection control
- Addition of a fourth cardiologist enables the opening of a pacemaker clinic
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