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St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston Celebrates ER Grand Opening

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St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston celebrated the grand opening of its new Emergency Department on November 13.

The new 23,500-square-foot facility, located on the ground floor of the South Tower Building, features 26 stations, including 16 exam rooms, three trauma bays, and six results-waiting stations, as well as adjacent ultrasound and CT rooms. There are also designated areas for disaster response and decontamination.

“We have been looking forward to this day for a long time,” said Kristi Froese, Vice President of Clinical Operations at St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston. “It’s a beautiful facility with amazing functionality. We see nearly 30,000 patients coming through our Emergency Room doors each year, and each and every patient deserves the very best care during their time of need. This new facility allows us to operate more efficiently than ever as we provide emergency life-saving measures.”

Members of the St. Luke’s Health leadership team and board of directors officially broke ground on the Level IV Trauma-designated Emergency Department in April 2016. St. Luke’s Health will see patients in the new Emergency Department at the end of this month.

St. Luke’s Health-Memorial is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health system based in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 103 hospitals, as well as long-term care, assisted- and residential living communities; community health services organizations; home health agencies and outpatient facilities and services.

Pictured from left to right: Jeffrey Luna, M.D., incoming Livingston Chief of Staff; Roy Newport, Onalaska Mayor; Aubrey Winegarner, Director of Critical Care Services, Livingston; Sydney Murphy, Polk County Judge; Tina Battise, Livingston Advisory Council member; Kristi Froese, VP of Clinical Operations, Livingston; Shawn Barnett, Market Chief Operating Officer; Ben Ogletree, Board of Directors member and Livingston Advisory Board Chairman; Verner Nellsch, M.D., Livingston Chief of Staff; Charlene Smith, M.D., Livingston Chief Medical Officer and Livingston Advisory Council member; Mary Summy, President of Livingston Volunteer Auxiliary; and Judy Cochran, Board of Directors member and Livingston Advisory Council member.

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