St. Charles Madras nears completion of ER, OR and imaging

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On June 18, St. Charles Madras will open the second phase of its renovation and expansion project.

Phase two of the St. Charles Madras expansion and remodel — including the new emergency department, operating suite and imaging department — will open on Sunday, June 18.

SUBMITTED ILLUSTRATION - The third phase of construction at St. Charles Madras will include a new main entrance on the east side of the hospital.The emergency department at the current east entrance location will close at 4 a.m. that day. Any patient entering prior to that time will be seen and treated. Those patients presenting for emergency treatment after 4 a.m. should go to the new emergency department entrance on the north side of the hospital. Signage will be changed at that time to indicate the new entrance. Staff will also be on hand to assist with directions and questions.

The expanded and enhanced emergency department encompasses 14 points of care, including a new patient check-in and waiting area, a two-patient trauma room, a large exam room capable of caring for two patients, a flex room with an in-room shower and restroom for extended emergency department stays or caring for two patients, an enhanced triage room and eight exam rooms. The new surgical suite includes two new operating rooms, a new procedure room and four new prep/recovery rooms. The new Imaging department includes a CT room, two X-ray rooms, ultrasound, mammography and echo/EKG.

The remaining construction in phase three will open this fall and will include an expanded laboratory located within the hospital, a central registration and waiting area servicing all areas except rehabilitation and emergency department, and an enhanced hospital entrance and parking.

St. Charles Health System is committed to honoring the promise of expanded services for the Madras and Warm Springs community made during the transition from Mountain View Hospital to St. Charles Madras.

About St. Charles Health System

St. Charles Health System Inc., headquartered in Bend, owns and operates St. Charles Bend, Madras, Prineville and Redmond. It also owns family care clinics in Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters. St. Charles is a private, not-for-profit Oregon corporation and is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 4,200 caregivers. In addition, there are more than 350 active medical staff members and nearly 200 visiting medical staff members who partner with the health system to provide a wide range of care and service to local communities.