The first phase of the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Emergency Department Expansion opened to the public on Thursday, May 23rd.
The project kicked off in November 2017. The Pyramid/EwingCole design/build team was responsible for the design and construction of a 3-story, 30,000 sq. ft. addition to the existing East Addition. Construction on the first floor created four care initiation areas and exam bays in addition to six treatment rooms. Furthermore, the emergency department expansion includes a new main entrance, registration desk and a larger waiting area. A new ambulance bay accesses the trauma bays and will likewise soon reach completion.
Around 75,000 patients access the emergency department every year. The new emergency department expansion will consequently improve patient care and optimize treatment.
The second phase of the emergency department expansion is expected to be completed in summer 2020. This phase adds another four exam rooms, two treatment rooms, and other support spaces. The total new and renovated square footage space of the final Emergency Department expansion is approximately 24,000 square feet.
Pyramid has worked on many other projects at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, including the Harrell Health Sciences Library.