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Release Date: 1/2/2014

Blessing and ribbon cutting for Emergency Department

Dr. Tebb, Charles Lewis, RN, Stephanie Austermann, RN, and Dr. Appelgren cut the ribbon.

Dr. Tebb, Charles Lewis, RN, Stephanie Austermann, RN, and Dr. Appelgren cut the ribbon.

With a blessing and a snip of the scissors, St. Anthony’s is now seeing patients in the newly constructed portion of its Emergency Department. The renovations are designed to optimize the work environment, eliminate a bottleneck to patient flow and decrease the time patients have to wait to see a physician. The changes include six new flexible triage rooms and an EMS and Patient Flow Communications Center.

Eric Appelgren, M.D., Vice President of Clinical Services and Zachary Tebb, M.D., Emergency Medical Director, told the crowd about the improvements made to the Emergency Department. Rev. Ron Simpson, Emergency Department Chaplain, blessed the new triage area and the entire Emergency Department. Then, Charles Lewis, R.N., Emergency Services Director and Stephanie Austermann, R.N., Emergency Nurse Manager, cut the ribbon.

The construction is just part of the transformation into a brand new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department. You can learn more at southcountyemergency.com.

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