SCH ED ribbon cutting 2

Sparrow Clinton Hospital in Clinton County, Michigan, US, has cut the ribbon on a new 9,935ft² emergency services facility.

The facility will be opened on 6 August 2014.

The $5.7m facility is three times bigger than the previous emergency department, and is expected to serve more than 14,000 patients a year.

The facility features eight private rooms, two trauma treatment rooms, an exclusive lobby, a family conference room, an observation room, a centralised nursing station and a decontamination treatment area.

The hospital said that the new ER is designed to maintain and enhance quality of care, with comfortable, first-class accommodation for patients and families.

The facility was part funded with $2.2m collected through community donations, including $600,000 from the Alice Jumper Estate.

Sparrow Clinton Hospital president and CEO Ed Bruun said: "It’s a beautiful, modern emergency facility built with the outstanding support of our community.

"This vital improvement in emergency services will allow us to continue to provide the people of St. Johns and its surrounding communities with immediate, local health care when care is most needed."

The facility is one of several renovations undertaken by Sparrow, which have resulted in around $250m being reinvested in the region over the last three years.

Image: Sparrow Clinton Hospital’s new emergency services facility is three times the size of its old emergency department. Photo: courtesy of Sparrow Health System.