PLATTSBURGH - CVPHMedical Center has received a grant for $3.5 million to expand the Emergency Department by adding 5,400 square feet.
The ED was last expanded in 1997 to accomodate an average of 32,000 patients a year. Now the EDsees about 50,000 a year.
Renovations will be take place in the current waiting room and triage, beginning in March, with the plan to be finished by August.
The changes will allow for patients to be moved directly to a treatment room where registration will begin.