Bon Secours St. Francis has relocated its emergency department to a renovated area five times the size of its previous space.
The hospital celebrated the grand opening of the 45,000-square-foot unit Thursday following the completion of construction and renovation. Staff will begin seeing patients in the facility Nov. 30.
“This investment is a reflection of our commitment to provide accessible, extraordinary care for the people living in our local communities,” Jenny Wehrs, COO at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, said in a news release. “Our staff already does a phenomenal job providing care to every person who walks through the doors. With the completion of this project, they are now able to not only take care of more Greenville County residents, but take care of them more efficiently.”
The new emergency department includes 42 private rooms with a “fast track” option for less acute cases, holding rooms for patients waiting on lab results, behavioral health rooms for mental health emergencies, and new lab and radiology equipment onsite.
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the 20 largest health systems in the United States and the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the country, according to the release. More than 60,000 staff members serve communities in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Ireland.