Expanded ER and CPEC Dedication 
Tuesday, 05 August 2008 
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Dedicates New and Expanded Emergency Room 

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis will dedicate its new and expanded Emergency Room on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 9 AM. The new ED has several features that will increase patient efficiency and improve patient satisfaction, including all private rooms versus a mix of semiprivate and private rooms in the previous design, flat screen TVs and a confidential registration area. There is a state of the art cardiac monitoring system that allows staff to access previous patient EKGs (the MUSE system). In addition, the new ED features a Rapid Treatment Area designed to expedite patient assessment and treatment that will begin operation in August of 2008.

The project also included the expansion of the hospital’s Chest Pain Emergency Center, now containing 12 beds with continuous 12 lead capability. This means that the patient can be tested and monitored directly from the bed at all times.

“This project was a collaborative effort with our physicians and staff,” said Don Laughlin, Chief Operating Officer of Saint Francis. “Our new facilities will help us better meet the emergency medical needs of our community through advanced technology and patient-focused care.”

The project added approximately 5,000 square feet of space and renovated 28,000 square feet. Patients will be greeted in a spacious reception area, designed with calm and healing colors, a large fish tank and child’s play area.