Benefit to the community by providing larger emergency room allowing more people help at the same time
LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN) — It's requiring less imagination to see what the new emergency department and surgical platform will look like at Lafayette General Medical Center. Today's tour showed the 82,000 square foot facility and it's progress of various departments including amenities such as hazmat detox showers, expansive operating and trauma rooms, sterilization areas and the new six-level parking garage.
"This expansion is going to be a real asset to the community in terms of Lafayette General's ability to more efficiently care for a larger growing population," says Marie Lukaszeski, project manager for OR and emergency department expansion at Lafayette General.
The emergency room will be larger allowing the hospital to care for more people at one time, the surgical department is doubling in size, and the hospital is gaining efficiencies in the new rooms. The project is a little more than fifty-percent complete. The completion date for the new construction is April of next year, and the renovation of the hospital's existing emergency department should be completed by October of next year.