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One ER opens, another closes

Published on Tue, Jul 12, 2011 by JOURNAL STAFF

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The emergency department at Providence Regional Medical Center’s Pacific Campus closed at 5 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, and all emergency care was moved exclusively to the new Emergency Department in the Marshall and Katherine Cymbaluk Medical Tower at Providence Regional’s Colby Campus, 1700 – 13th Street, Everett.  The new 79-bed emergency department at the Cymbaluk Medical Tower opened on Tuesday, June 14.

For approximately two weeks after the Pacific Campus emergency department closed, an Emergency Medical Services vehicle was stationed at the doors of the former Pacific Campus emergency entrance. An Emergency Medical Technician assisted patients with directions to the new emergency department in the Colby Campus Cymbaluk Medical Tower and arrange for care and transport if needed.

The new Cymbaluk Medical Tower Emergency Services department opened at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14. Larger than the current Pacific and Colby Campus emergency rooms combined, the new Emergency Services department is designed so patients can receive treatment right away.

Built for the comfort and convenience of patients and their families, the new department has large, private treatment rooms, plus dedicated imaging equipment. It also has four trauma rooms equipped right across the hall from a CT scanner and two X-ray machines to care for patients quickly. The new Cymbaluk tower also has a rooftop helipad with an elevator large enough for an entire trauma team, so care continues while the elevator takes the patient quickly to a trauma room.