Elmhurst Hospital completes Emergency Department expansion

November 07, 2017
EEH New Pod ED Expansion Elmhurst Hospital has completed a renovation and expansion project that has increased the size of its Emergency Department (ED) from 31 to 39 rooms. The additional eight beds give the ED the ability to handle 12,000 – 15,000 more visits a year, which means shorter wait times for ED patients. The ED, when it opened in 2011, was designed to handle an annual volume of 55,000 patients. But, in 2016, 65,405 patients were treated in the ED, compared to 51,190 patient visits in 2012, the ED’s first full year of operation. The $600,000 project was funded by the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit www.EMHFoundation.org or call (331) 221-0388. For more information about Elmhurst Hospital’s emergency care, visit www.eehealth.org/services/emergency