Mt. Shasta, CA. - June 6, 2019 - Construction on the Emergency Department at Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta is getting closer to completion. Construction began in September of 2018 and is now 50 percent complete. Phase 1 of the Emergency Department renovation is expected to be complete in early 2020. Once the new addition is complete work will begin on renovations to the current Emergency Department space.
The expansion will add approximately 2,900 square feet of service area, doubling the size of the current Emergency Department. The design of the new Emergency Department allows for even greater patient privacy and security and includes separate entrances for patients and ambulance arrivals. It will also include a larger lobby and capabilities for enhanced disaster response.
"This new addition shows our commitment and dedication to the community. We are proud of the care we provide, and this new space will enable us to enhance that care," said Rodger Page, Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta President. "Over the next several weeks you will see installation of the siding, windows and roofing. Following that will be the exterior rock work and completion of the new drop off canopy. Simultaneously, work continues on the interior of the building creating the new patient care areas."
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About Dignity Health North State
Mercy Medical Center Redding, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta are Dignity Health North State hospitals sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of Auburn. The hospitals are passionate about patient care, committed to community outreach, advocates for the underserved, and dedicated to delivering quality, affordable health services to those in need. In 2018, the Dignity Health North State Hospitals cared for more than 90,000 people and provided more than $21 million in community benefit to the region we serve. The hospitals also offer a broad array of outpatient services and the senior services of Connected Living. Visit www.mercy.org to learn more.