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Touchette Regional Hospital opens new Emergency Department

CENTREVILLE – Touchette Regional Hospital, 5900 Bond Ave. in Centreville, this month opened its newly renovated, 12-bed Emergency Department.

The new ER allows for faster, quality care, officials said. touchetteerThe 5,200-square-foot ER is 30 percent larger than the previous department, allowing for 12 private patient rooms, including two new Behavioral Health rooms offering safety for both patients and staff. It also includes a new isolation room to control the spread of infectious diseases. In addition, two holding rooms guarantee privacy as patients await lab and test results. All patient rooms offer bedside registration to reduce wait times and feature in-room TVs and climate control to ensure the comfort of both patients and their families.

The ER’s new layout places doctors and nurses in the center surrounded by patient rooms to improve response times and provide intuitive patient monitoring while its new call system allows staff and patients to communicate anywhere in the department. With the new developments, Touchette expects to treat more than 17,000 patients in 2015 – a 40 percent increase over 2014.

“Our goal is to deliver the best in emergency care to patients while ensuring their safety and comfort,” said Dr. Thomas Mikkelson, chief operating officer for Touchette. “With the ER’s enhanced features and larger space, we can serve more patients faster without compromising the personal, compassionate care Touchette is known for. We’re proud to offer St. Clair County residents a better ER experience right in their own community.”

The expansion and renovation project was made possible with a $2.8 million grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Touchette Regional Hospital serves the Metro East communities of Alorton, Cahokia, Centreville, East St. Louis, and Washington Park. Touchette offers cardiopulmonary, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, obstetrical services, 24-hour Emergency Department, behavior health, medical/surgical, intensive care and surgical services.


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