Ground broken on new Butler County emergency room | Business
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - TriHealth announced Thursday they have broken ground on a new 10,500 square-foot emergency department at TriHealth’s Bethesda Butler County Hospital located at 3075 Hamilton Mason Road in Hamilton.
The new emergency department will be attached to the imaging center and surgery building. Expanded cardiac services will also be housed in the center which will include new space for cardiologists and cardiac imaging.
“This is an investment in improving the health of the residents in Butler and surrounding counties,” said John Prout, President and Chief Executive Officer of TriHealth. “Excellent medical care is vital to the growth of a community.”
When completed, emergency department will have 17 emergency room beds and will be staffed by the same board-certified, experienced emergency room physicians who work at Bethesda North Hospital. Bethesda Butler County Hospital is expected to add approximately 40 new jobs with the majority of the positions in the emergency, registration, lab and imaging departments. The new emergency department will have a helipad for the transport of critically ill patients and will be supported by a full suite of diagnostic services onsite as well as surgical and inpatient care.
“The new emergency department speaks to TriHealth’s on-going commitment to meet the healthcare needs of local residents,” said Jerry Oliphant, TriHealth, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Through these enhanced healthcare services, the community can expect to continue to experience the highest quality care and patient satisfaction.”
“We are a better community because of the Butler team and their commitment to providing high quality health care to Butler County for the past 10 years,” said Dr. Greg Owens, Bethesda Butler County Hospital Medical Director. “Breaking ground for this new emergency department is a significant extension of our continuing commitment to the community, now in partnership with TriHealth. This partnership is allowing us to grow the services and extend the quality care we provide on this campus to even more people in the area. This partnership also means we are linked to the entire TriHealth system. So no matter where you are, you can expect to receive expert, quality care based on your personal health history and needs.”
Construction is expected to begin in early July and the new emergency department is expected to open in the first quarter of 2013.
“We want the residents of Butler County to have the most efficient access to emergency care, specialty care and medical technology. This new emergency department will allow us to provide that access to care, by qualified physicians and nurses, 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” added Prout.