Capital Regional Medical Center expanded access to emergency care in southeast Leon County today with the opening of the Southwood freestanding emergency department.

In southeast Leon County, the new freestanding ER is located at 2674 Capital Circle SE and Orange Avenue, near Southwood. The 5-acre site includes a 10,800-square-foot, one-story facility.

The Southwood emergency department offers 24/7 ER care and is expected to serve more than 12,000 patients per year. The 13 million-dollar project features 12 emergency room beds and employs approximately 30 full-time healthcare professionals, including board-certified physicians. The freestanding ER will offer a full-range of capabilities—from pediatric to adult care. Features include a full-service lab, CT, trauma room, and x-ray.

“The new ER facility represents our latest step to expand health care into the community,” said Alan Keesee, 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 2018. “There is a need for additional ER services in south Leon County. Our goal is to provide quality care for our patients with little to no wait time. The new Southwood freestanding ER will allow us to provide critical healthcare services in a convenient location for our patients.”