New ER Unveiled at Community Open House

01.28.2020

A brand emergency room, three times the size of the current ER and loaded with new technology and equipment, was unveiled at Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital on Saturday, January 25, to a crowd of over 250.

Following a blessing lead by QNHCH Board of Trustee Kahu Billy Mitchell, attendees toured the new facility and were treated to demonstrations on a variety of health topics such as trauma care, flu prevention, mobile x-ray, prescription safety, and Blue Zones-friendly snacks,

The new emergency room expands from the existing 3,300 square feet to over 12,000 square feet. It houses 13 private patient rooms -- 11 standard and 2 trauma rooms—as well as a decentralized nurses’ stations, new ambulance and patient entrances, and a beautiful, spacious new waiting room. The new space is designed to provide a superior quality environment for patients, with private rooms providing more privacy to support a healing environment.

The new emergency room will be open for its first patients at midnight tonight. The new emergency room entrance will return to its original location on the east side of the hospital campus; emergency patients will no longer need to enter via the main hospital lobby.



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