June 20, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Capital Regional Medical Center will expand access to emergency care in southeast & northwest Leon County with the opening of two freestanding emergency departments in 2018.
In northwest Leon County, the freestanding ER will be located on North Monroe, just north of I-10. The 6-acre site will include a 10,800-square-foot, one-story facility. In southeast Leon County, the freestanding ER will be located on Capital Circle SE & Orange Avenue, near Southwood. This 5-acre site will also include a 10,800-square-foot, one-story facility.
Both emergency departments will offer 24/7 ER care and are expected to serve more than 25,000 patients per year. The nearly 25 million-dollar project will feature 24 emergency room beds and will employ approximately 62 full-time healthcare professionals. Both freestanding ER’s will offer a full-range of capabilities - from pediatric to adult care. Features include a full-service lab, CT, trauma room, ultrasound and x-ray.
“The new ER facilities represent our latest step to expand health care into the community,” said Mark Robinson, CEO, of Capital Regional Medical Center. The hospital’s main campus emergency room and the ER in Gadsden County saw more than 100,000 visits in 2016.” There is a need for additional ER services in south and northwest Leon County. Our goal is to provide quality care for our patients with little to no wait time. The new freestanding ER’s will allow us to provide critical healthcare services in convenient locations for our patients.”