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St. Charles Hospital emergency department groundbreaking July 2023

Catholic Health’s St. Charles Hospital hosted today a ceremonial groundbreaking for its upcoming $10 million Emergency Department (ED) expansion. The event was attended by Catholic Health executive leadership, hospital staff, as well as local elected officials.
The $10 million project, partially funded with a $4.2 million grant from the New York State Facility Transformation program, will include an additional 4,000 square feet, 10 more treatment bays, an expanded waiting room, and additional nursing and charging stations. The ED expansion will also include an ED-dedicated Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Room with a fully outfitted CT scan to decrease wait times and improve patient flow from the ED to the inpatient setting.
“St. Charles’ ED expansion will provide an opportunity to better manage patient flow and address the disparate needs of patients seeking emergency care, allowing for the overall higher quality of patient care,” said St. Charles Hospital President James O’Connor. “We are very excited for this major facility improvement, allowing us to better meet the emergent medical needs of the communities we serve.” 
The expanded ED will also feature a separate waiting room and treatment area for those seeking medically supervised chemical dependency detoxification and rehabilitation. 
“Long Island has a drug problem of epic proportions, but Catholic Health does not run from this challenge,” said Catholic Health President and CEO Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA. “St. Charles’ expanded ED will include a separate care environment, offering specialized care for dependency patients. This will allow doctors and nurses to focus on the needs of distinct patient populations, safely and effectively.”
St. Charles Hospital’s ED expansion is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer 2024. Get more information about St. Charles’ emergency services.

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