News
 
 
 
Minimize
December 19, 2013
Newly Renovated ER Lobby Reopens

DELAND, Fla., December 20, 2013 – In June 2013, Florida Hospital DeLand began a $1.7 million construction project to renovate its emergency department, expanding the number of beds from 23 to 28. As part of this renovation process, room amenities, such as flooring, ceiling tiles and cabinetry, will be upgraded and most of the patient rooms will be walled-in, eliminating privacy curtains.

In late October, the construction process closed the emergency department’s traditional lobby and patients seeking emergency care were directed to the outpatient area instead. Now, this phase of the construction project is complete and the lobby has reopened.

The construction will continue in other areas of the emergency department and is expected to be completed in May 2014.

“Throughout the construction process, our ER will remain completely open and fully prepared to care for patients, but it will just look a little different than patients are used to,” said Beth Hooks, Florida Hospital DeLand Emergency Department Director. “These renovations, while a challenge now, will be well-worth it when completed. They will help us improve patient care and increase our capacity, enabling us to meet the growing needs of our community.”

Despite having the second-highest volume in Volusia County, Florida Hospital DeLand has the smallest number of beds in the area. This construction project will add five additional beds, which will help improve efficiency and shorten wait times.

About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a 156-bed full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services in addition to 24-hour emergency and critical care. The hospital is a member of the Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeLand community. Florida Hospital DeLand is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Additionally, the hospital is Chest Pain Accredited with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and is also a Certified Stroke Center. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit www.fhdeland.org.

Photo Caption:
12-18-2013_ER Construction Update (1): Florida Hospital DeLand registrar employees Kimberly Andre and Allison Rand sit at the hospital’s ER registration desk in the newly remodeled lobby. Florida Hospital DeLand is currently undergoing a $1.7 million construction project to renovate its emergency department, expanding the number of beds from 23 to 28. In late October, the construction process closed the emergency department’s traditional lobby and patients seeking emergency care were directed to the outpatient area instead. This phase of the construction project has been completed and the lobby has reopened (shown here).
12-18-2013_ER Construction Update (2): Florida Hospital DeLand is currently undergoing a $1.7 million construction project to renovate its emergency department, expanding the number of beds from 23 to 28. In late October, the construction process closed the emergency department’s traditional lobby and patients seeking emergency care were directed to the outpatient area instead. This phase of the construction project has been completed and the lobby has reopened (shown here).

News Archive