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Huntington’s expanded Emergency Department provides faster care the moment you need it

Caring for people as quickly, efficiently and comfortably as possible is the one clear objective of an emergency department (ED).

Huntington Hospital built a state-of-the-art ED, which opened in January 2017, that more than doubled the size of the previous one.

quotation mark When you’re sick or injured, everything matters and makes a difference.
Dr. Leonardo Huertas

Expanding the ED creates a more efficient and effective workflow

More treatment areas; private results waiting stations; dedicated areas for ob/gyn, behavioral health, trauma and pediatric patients; and its own radiology section allow the ED to deliver faster, more efficient care. Staff triage and assess patients based on the severity of their illness and then route them to the appropriate level of treatment, providing superior care for the 64,000 patients who visit each year. 

“We’ve received positive feedback from our patients and families about our new space,” says Leonardo Huertas, MD, chairman of Emergency Medicine at Huntington Hospital. “They’ve commented on the benefit of being seen faster for minor injuries and how much more pleasant the lobby and waiting spaces are. When you’re sick or injured, everything matters and makes a difference.”

Recognizing the need, donors bring a larger ED to life

“Huntington Hospital has provided essential services to my entire family,” says Charles Reichert, who, with his family and benefactors Clark Gillies and Patricia Peterson and Stanley Gale, provided support to make the expanded Emergency Department (ED) at Huntington Hospital a reality. “Everyone deserves to have such a quality medical facility so close to home, and an emergency room is especially critical to so many people. 

“Supporting the community is very important to my family and me,” says Charles. “We believe strongly in giving back and helping to make the lives of others better.”

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