The new ER is planned to open in mid-August, with the tower floors opening later this fall. The project is expected to create an estimated 300 jobs for southern Nevada upon opening.
One of the highlights of the expansion is the brand-new and much-larger ER. Currently, Siena’s emergency room is the third-busiest in southern Nevada and a Level III trauma center. The new ER is more than double the current ER’s capacity, with the potential to become a Level II trauma center. With the growth of ER visits in the Las Vegas Valley, this expansion couldn’t come at a better time.
“This expansion project is so important for the community the Siena Campus serves,” said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Nevada and president of the Siena Campus. “With this new tower, St. Rose will have the ability to care for more individuals who need it most, using the latest equipment and with a focus on delivering an outstanding patient experience.”
The preview event was the latest milestone in a four-year renovation and expansion project at the Siena Campus. Last spring and summer, the project held its groundbreaking ceremony followed by its topping off ceremony. A year ago, a new parking garage was built to expand parking capacity on the campus, and two years ago, the hospital celebrated the opening of its expanded Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. All projects were overseen by the design/build team of Orcutt | Winslow Partnership and Kitchell.