The trucks, trailers and workers wearing hard hats outside Brigham City Community Hospital can only mean one thing; construction. The hospital's emergency department is undergoing a renovation that will increase the number of patient beds from six to 12. This expansion reinforces the hospital's promise to providing fast, quality emergency care to Box-Elder County and the surrounding communities. The existing ER will remain open 24/7 during construction.
"I'm proud of the fact that we have provided critical emergency care to the people in our community for over 40 years," said Richard Spuhler, CEO of Brigham City Community Hospital. "To advance our commitment to deliver great patient care, this renovation includes technology updates and other improvements that will help our board-certified emergency medicine physicians and registered nurses to diagnose and treat patients faster."
Started in August 2018, the remodel will add 7,360 new square feet to the existing 8,000 square feet emergency department. The newly renovated space is expected to be fully completed in December 2019. It will feature an additional trauma room as well as an isolation room, pediatric treatment room and three new general treatment rooms.
"Brigham City Community Hospital is a Level IV Trauma Center, which means we're taking care of more people with traumatic injuries," said Julie Nicholes, emergency services director at Brigham City Community Hospital. "Once the renovation is complete, our specially trained trauma care teams will be able to take care of more injured patients at the same time. The isolation and pediatric treatment rooms will help us to better provide care to patients with very specific medical needs."
"Thousands of patients received emergency care at Brigham City Community Hospital in 2017," said Jason Fugleberg, chief nursing officer at Brigham City Community Hospital. "Our community is getting larger by the day and our hospital is growing to be able to serve our families and loved ones for many more years to come."