$21 Million, State-of-the-Art Facility Features Patient-Centered Design that Will Increase Capacity and Expedite Care
Jefferson Hospital, home to one of the busiest emergency departments in southwestern Pennsylvania, is embarking on a $21 million expansion and renovation project that will enable it to provide an enhanced level of emergency care for people in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, lower Mon Valley, and surrounding communities. Officials from Jefferson and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) shared details of the expansion plans with community leaders today.
The project, which will be completed in phases, will include a complete renovation of the existing emergency department and a significant expansion of the facility that will increase its number of treatment and observation beds to 49 from the 37 it currently houses.
“We take great pride in the outstanding emergency care that we provide to more than 50,000 patients a year at Jefferson,” said Louise Urban, President and CEO, Jefferson Hospital. “For many people in our community, the emergency department serves as their initial experience with our hospital. This significant investment in a new, state-of-the-art emergency department will ensure that patients will continue to receive the best possible care at Jefferson for generations to come.
“We are extremely grateful to the leadership of AHN and Highmark Health for their continuing support of Jefferson and their commitment to providing our patients with an ever-broadening scope of high-quality health care services close to home,” she added. “We are also deeply appreciative of the Commonwealth’s generous contribution to this project and to State Senator Guy Reschenthaler for his support of our hospital and the crucial role he played in securing $1 million in state grants for this project.” [Read more…]