Presbyterian Hospital Opens Expanded Emergency Department to Enhance Care
News Release: January 15, 2007
Presbyterian Healthcare Services announced today that it has completed the first phase of the Presbyterian Hospital emergency department. Presbyterian is investing $13 million to expand and modernize the Presbyterian Hospital emergency department which will increase the number of exam rooms from 32 to 50 and will more than double the square-foot-size of the current facility from about 14,000 to 25,000.
Where: Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Department 1100 Central Avenue SE Main Entrance
When: Monday, January 15, 2007 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Different groups of doctors will be providing tours at this time.
The number of visits to the ED has grown 42% since 2001 and is growing four times faster than the population of the greater Albuquerque area, which is growing at only 10% in comparison and as a not-for-profit healthcare system Presbyterian is committed to investing in the community's healthcare needs.
Members of the media are invited to preview the new emergency department prior to it opening to patients on Wednesday.
- New radiology suite
- Modernized individual patient exam rooms
- Renovated nursing station and patient care area
- New emergency department lobby area
- Restructured ambulance entrance
Call Elizabeth Schomburg at 923-6339 or (505) 841-1234.
Presbyterian serves to improve the health of individuals, families and communities. Presbyterian Healthcare Services was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state's only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian offers eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian employs more than 8,500 people throughout New Mexico.