Regional Medical Center at Memphis is continuing efforts to increase efficiencies, upgrade the physical plant and improve patient access in the hospital with renovations in the Emergency Department. Phase 1 of the Emergency Department renovation project is now complete. The newly renovated area, which includes new registration and triage spaces, opened for patients and guests on Monday, July 11. Patient access and comfort were key elements in the design of the new space during this first phase of construction, which began on March 28. Also improving access, the Emergency Parking Lot located on Jefferson Avenue opened June 30 for patients and guests.
The next phase of construction is underway now to build a main entrance to the hospital. The new main entrance will be located on Jefferson Avenue. The entrance will provide a much needed “front door” for guests to access the hospital. This phase of construction along with phase 2 of the Emergency Department waiting room is expected to be completed by September.
Pictured at right: Patient Services Clerk Talia Chavez-O’Bourke and Med-Care Tech Tazame Bell compare information at the new triage check-in desk. Across from the desk, a temporary wall divides the new space from the soon to be expanded waiting room space.