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New Emergency Departments Opens In Clearlake


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New Emergency Departments Opens In Clearlake

October 22, Clearlake, CA. St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake has announced the completion of phase 2 of the transformation of its emergency department, with all the upgraded facilities and services now available. With an emphasis on faster access to top-quality care, the new ED is ready to fully serve the community.

Home to one of the busiest emergency department in the state, St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake began renovations in October 2011 to replace its cramped 1960s-era space with an efficient new layout, providing better access to critical technology and a more comforting environment for patients. Improvements include the addition of 4,100 square feet, twelve private patient care rooms including two equipped for trauma care, new entrances and waiting areas, cutting-edge equipment, and support systems upgrades. In addition, with an eye to faster, better care for patients, the enhanced ED also provides increased patient care staff, and has upgraded laboratory and other services.

“This is truly a community accomplishment,” says David Santos, St. Helena Clear Lake Vice President of Operations. “This new emergency department has been one of the most needed and anticipated developments in health care for Lake County. Our goal is to provide quality care and an excellent patient experience. The new configuration will allow doctors and nurses to concentrate on superior patient care rather than improvising around cramped quarters.”

The opening of the new ED represents a strong partnership between St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake and the community. “The improved level of care we’re now able to provide is truly a tribute to the many, many community members who gave donations of time and money to make this happen,” Santos said.

About St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake: St. Helena Hospital is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,900 includes more than 21,200 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,200 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 170 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit for more information.