The Medical Center Celebrates Grand Opening of Emergency and Trauma Center
Robins & Morton joined The Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia, in celebrating the grand opening of their new 24,000-square-foot emergency and trauma center. The new center is more than 23,000 square feet and consists of 41 patient rooms, a CT scan machine for the trauma unit and 6 trauma rooms. There are also 12 “fast-trac” rooms for rapid medical evaluation.
“We are excited that we are able to expand the emergency services we offer the region,” said Dr. Andrew Williams, medical director of emergency services for The Medical Center.
The Medical Center is the only trauma center in West Central Georgia, and currently, the emergency department sees about 160 patients a day. The opening of the new facility represents Phase I of a $25 million project. Phase II begins as soon as the staff vacates the old emergency center which will be renovated over the next six months, and will again become part of the emergency center. This will give the facility close to 40,000 square feet of space.
“The staff is very excited, especially the ones who have been here for 20 years or more,” said Lauren Kubik, a registered nurse who serves as the trauma center’s coordinator. “For years, they’ve heard, ‘We’re building a new ER. We’re building a new ER.’ But it was always something else. So everybody is really excited about the possibilities.”