Kenmore Mercy Hospital Reveals Plans for New Emergency Department

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November 14, 2011

Kenmore Mercy Hospital officials announced today details regarding a $14 million Emergency Department to be built on the south end of the hospital near Westchester Boulevard.

Construction is expected to begin in spring 2012 and be completed by fall 2013.

In support of the project, the Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation is embarking on a $1 million capital campaign.

Rendering of New Kenmore Mercy Hospital Emergency Department

Between regional growth and the inevitable need to stay current in a rapidly changing healthcare environment, the hospital has outgrown its current space. Following the national trend of increased volume above expectation, emergency room visits at Kenmore Mercy have steadily increased in recent years, with over 28,000 patients seeking care at the hospital in 2011.

With Emergency Department constructions and renovations complete at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Sisters of Charity Hospital and its St. Joseph campus, Kenmore Mercy is the last Catholic Health hospital to undergo an Emergency Department makeover as part of the system’s Renaissance project to enhance emergency services throughout the region. Emergency service upgrades are also planned at the Mercy Ambulatory Care Center in Orchard Park.

All of the new design features of Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department are focused on providing efficient, high quality care to patients.

Highlights of the new department include:

  • Expanding the Emergency Department from 12,500 square feet to 24,000 square feet
  • Larger treatment area with 25 rooms
  • Centralized nurses’ stations with access to treatment rooms
  • Increased campus parking
  • New drive-up ambulance bay to improve emergency transport of patients
  • Larger waiting rom
  • A SuperTrack Unit, resuscitation rooms, bariatric room, and decontamination room
  • Computed Tomography and digital radiographic equipment located in Emergency Department

“All of these improvements will help patient flow, reduce wait times, and provide more efficient and effective emergency care services” said Raquel Martin, DO, FACEP, FACP, medical director of the Emergency Department.

As the Foundation moves forward with efforts to reach their $1 million goal, the Capital Campaign Committee, chaired by Michael Landi, MD, Vice President of the Kenmore Mercy Hospital Board of Trustees, is in the process of submitting requests to hospital physicians and staff, corporations and the community.

“It is my honor to chair this capital campaign. Our community, too, should be proud to be part of this new chapter in emergency care at Kenmore Mercy Hospital,” said Dr. Landi, who also chairs the hospital’s Neurosurgery Department.

For more than 60 years, Kenmore Mercy Hospital has provided innovative, high quality patient care for the Northtown communities. Today, Kenmore Mercy is a 184 licensed acute care bed facility known for its nationally ranked joint replacement program.

For more information regarding the capital campaign, please contact the Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation at (716) 447-6204.