Baptist Health unveils renovated emergency department

Baptist Health unveils renovated emergency department
The ribbon was cut on the renovated emergency department on Wednesday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Private patient rooms were a noticeable portion of the renovation. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Private patient rooms were a noticeable portion of the renovation. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – In a medical emergency you want to get to the care you need - fast.

Baptist Health officials said they're getting patients to treatment even quicker now that they've opened their renovated emergency department.

Wednesday's celebration was two years in the making for the hospital.

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The renovations were part of an $18.7 million investment into the hospital's emergency department. It includes a newly enhanced waiting area, increased capacity and a minimized need for EMS diversion.

Private patient rooms and six new bays for ambulance parking are two of the most noticeable differences.

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