Burbank’s Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Shows $78M Emergency Department – Daily News

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  • Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center celebrates the completion of its new, $78 million state-of-the-art emergency department in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022. The Catholic hospital’s 44-bed emergency department was funded by donations. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Sisters of Providence visit the new Providence Saint Joseph medical center...

    The Sisters of Providence tour the new, $78 million state-of-the-art emergency department at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022. The Catholic hospital’s 44-bed emergency department was founded and run at the Originally by the Sisters of Providence, was funded by donations. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Celebrates Completion of...

    Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center celebrates the completion of its new, $78 million state-of-the-art emergency department in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022. The Catholic hospital’s 44-bed emergency department was funded by donations. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Providence High School Choir sings at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Event...

    The Providence High School Choir sings during the opening by Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center of its new, state-of-the-art, $78 million emergency department in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022. The Catholic hospital’s 44-bed emergency was funded by donations. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Bishop Emeritus Gerald Wilkerson of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles...

    Bishop Emeritus Gerald Wilkerson of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles blesses the opening of the new, state-of-the-art, $78 million emergency department at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022 with Juliette Marsh, head of mission integration. The Catholic hospital’s 44-bed emergency room was funded by donations. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Bishop Emeritus Gerald Wilkerson of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles...

    Bishop Emeritus Gerald Wilkerson of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles blesses the opening of the new, state-of-the-art, $78 million emergency department at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022. The 44 beds at The Catholic Hospital was funded by donations. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Donors Walter Hill, a former patient, and his wife Bonnie,...

    Donors Walter Hill, a former patient, and his wife Bonnie, a member of the hospital foundation board of trustees, speak during the opening by Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center of their new emergency department $78 million state-of-the-art in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022 The Catholic Hospital’s 44-bed emergency room was funded by donations. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center holds a blessing for...

    Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center holds a blessing for the opening of its new, $78 million state-of-the-art emergency department in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022. The Catholic hospital’s 44-bed emergency department was funded by donations. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Providence High School Choir sings at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Event...

    The Providence High School Choir sings during the opening by Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center of its new, state-of-the-art, $78 million emergency department in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022. The Catholic hospital’s 44-bed emergency was funded by donations. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Donor Bonnie Hill, a member of the hospital foundation's board of trustees, is hugged...

    Donor Bonnie Hill, a member of the hospital foundation board, is hugged by Bailey Wojcik, a nurse in charge of the emergency department, as she and her husband Walter, a former patient and donor, come to talk at the opening of their new $78 Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. million state-of-the-art emergency room in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022. The Catholic Hospital’s 44-bed emergency room was funded by donations. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Officials at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank presented its near-complete, $78 million state-of-the-art emergency department to the media on Tuesday, August 30.

After three years of planning and construction, the 34,500-square-foot, 48-bed ward will feature state-of-the-art equipment, provide faster care and provide more privacy for patients, officials said.

The open house included a performance by the Providence High School Choir. Bishop Emeritus Gerald Wilkerson of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles offered his blessing to the new high-tech facility.

The Providence High School Choir sings during the opening by Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center of its new, state-of-the-art, $78 million emergency department in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022. The Catholic hospital's 44-bed emergency was funded by donations.  (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
The Providence High School Choir sings during the opening by Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center of its new, state-of-the-art, $78 million emergency department in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022. The Catholic hospital’s 44-bed emergency was funded by donations. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

“The Sisters of Providence came to this community nearly 80 years ago with one goal: to serve and care for this community,” said General Manager Karl Keeler. “This emergency department is an extension of that mission. In addition to the long list of improvements, we did our best to address some of our biggest health needs during the design process, including adding separate behavioral health areas, resuscitation rooms, and large nursing stations.

Keeler added, “Our community deserves access to the highest standards of care, and this facility enables just that.”

The Jaromír Střížka emergency department in Providence Saint Joseph will open to the public next week, officials have announced.

The center is almost three times larger than the hospital’s current emergency department.

Officials said the department is equipped with sophisticated imaging and laboratory equipment, including an ultrasound and CT scanner.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center holds a blessing for the opening of its new, $78 million state-of-the-art emergency department in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022. The Catholic hospital's 44-bed emergency department was funded by donations.  (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center holds a blessing for the opening of its new, $78 million state-of-the-art emergency department in Burbank on Monday, August 29, 2022. The Catholic hospital’s 44-bed emergency department was funded by donations. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Providence Saint Joseph expects to have an annual capacity of approximately 93,000 emergency visits, which is 20,000 more visits than the current facility can handle.

“Very often patients come to the emergency department worried, scared and in pain, and it is our job to not only ensure that each patient receives the care they need, but that they also receive it in a timely manner. “said Debbie Buffham, MSN, RN, general manager of emergency services at Providence Saint Joseph. “This new ED puts all the tools we need to do our job right at our fingertips. Thanks to this, the number of patients we are able to treat, as well as the flow of patients, will improve considerably. »

Hospital staff will have access to administrative and medical offices, caregiver lounges and a garden.

“While we are thrilled with all the benefits for our patients, we are also thrilled that this emergency department provides a safe and spacious space for our caregivers and doctors to work and relax,” Keeler said. “The whole community came together to make this emergency service a reality. We are truly grateful for the support and honored to carry on the legacy of our founding Sisters of Providence.

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