110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Jan 2, 2014 - 10:27:19am
In June 2013, Florida Hospital DeLand began a $1.7 million construction project to renovate its emergency department, expanding the number of beds from 23 to 28. As part of this renovation process, room amenities, such as flooring, ceiling tiles and cabinetry, will be upgraded and most of the patient rooms will be walled-in, eliminating privacy curtains.
In late October, the construction process closed the emergency department’s traditional lobby and patients seeking emergency care were directed to the outpatient area instead. Now, this phase of the construction project is complete and the lobby has reopened.
The construction will continue in other areas of the emergency department and is expected to be completed in May 2014.
“Throughout the construction process, our ER will remain completely open and fully prepared to care for patients, but it will just look a little different than patients are used to,” said Beth Hooks, Florida Hospital DeLand Emergency Department Director. “These renovations, while a challenge now, will be well-worth it when completed. They will help us improve patient care and increase our capacity, enabling us to meet the growing needs of our community.”
Despite having the second-highest volume in Volusia County, Florida Hospital DeLand has the smallest number of beds in the area. This construction project will add five additional beds, which will help improve efficiency and shorten wait times.
The comments posted below are posted by readers, not by The Beacon staff. These comments express the views and opinions of the authors, and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster. The comments forum is governed by these rules. Please use the report abuse link if you find offensive comments.
Did you find this story interesting or informative? Subscribe to The West Volusia Beacon to read more stories by Special to The Beacon, along with others from our award-winning writers. Subscribe now!