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Published on August 26, 2019

Avera Marshall Expands and Renovates Emergency Department

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center celebrates the opening of a newly remodeled and expanded Emergency Department.

The $6 million project began in January 2018 and doubles the square footage to better suit an increase in patient volumes and changes in the care provided. The new space improves privacy and a controlled entrance to enhance security and safety. The design features an inner staff core and outer patient hallways which is efficient for staff and creates a calm environment for patients and families. Staff began caring for patients in the new space Aug. 26. The final phase of construction to remodel the temporary Emergency Department will be finished over the next few months.

When complete, the 10,540-square-foot Emergency Department will have a new drive-through ambulance garage and a total of 10 private patient care rooms, including two trauma rooms.

Avera Marshall is the only hospital with a Level III trauma designation within 60 miles. This means Avera Marshall has demonstrated an ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients. It also means the Emergency Department has 24-hour coverage by emergency physicians and the prompt availability of surgeons and surgical teams.

Ten percent of the cost of this project was supported by the community through a $600,000 fundraising campaign. This includes land donated by the Carr Family Foundation, and emergency medicine physicians and trauma surgeons who donated to the capital campaign.

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