The hospital’s emergency department was originally built to handle 35,000 patients a year, but it now sees closer to 54,000 annually. According to Lankenau officials, that number is expected to increase to 73,000 by 2025.
According to the plans, 32,200-square-feet of space will be added to the emergency department, with the number of beds increasing from 26 to 57. The new space will also be used for an expanded triage area for assessing patients and more treatment options.
“This expansion project will allow Lankenau to deliver advanced emergency services in an innovative and highly functional space that will reflect the expertise and commitment of our emergency department team,” explained Phil Robinson, the center’s president.
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