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RRMC to begin $6 million renovation

ED to remain open during the entire project

RUTLAND—The Green Mountain Care Board recently approved an amended Certificate of Need for an expansion and renovation of the Emergency Department (ED) at Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC). The project will begin in February and is expected to take up to 18 months. It will include 1,840 square-feet of new construction and partial renovations of the current 13,657 square-feet area. Total estimated project costs are just over $6 million.

The number of emergency treatment rooms, currently 19, will be increased to 26 with the new addition. The renovation project will result in improved workflow and more efficient use of space. An additional corridor will be added for access by ancillary services and for ease of movement. The new corridor will feature a nursing station and staff support area. In addition, the lobby area will be secured for the safety of patients, visitors and staff by creating a controlled access to public waiting areas. A new security office will be added along with enhanced security measures.

A main component of the project is the construction of the behavioral health treatment area, designed for five private behavioral health treatment rooms and two isolation rooms that can be converted to behavioral health rooms. The addition will feature improved safety and security measures for both behavioral health patients and other emergency room patients and visitors.

“We’re extremely excited about what this expansion will provide for our community,” said Tom Huebner, CEO and president of Rutland Regional Medical Center. “In addition to increasing the overall ED space and number of treatment rooms to accommodate today’s patients and caregiver needs, the project is designed with the goal of enhancing efficient flow and delivery of care for our patients and their loved ones.”

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