Bay Pines VA Opens new Emergency Department
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will open a new renovated and expanded Emergency Department (ED). This new ED nearly triples in size to 15,647 square feet with 32 full time employee equivalents. At a total cost of $5.5 million dollars (which includes construction and medical equipment), this enhanced Emergency Department will mean better quality care and improved access to emergency care for Pinellas county area veterans.
What: Emergency Department Opening Ceremony
Media Tours offered from 8:00 to 9:00 am. Ceremony at 9:30 am (no media tours will be allowed after the ceremony). Please contact Faith Belcher if you would like a media tour prior to the ceremony.
If you would like to cover this event, but need to schedule a different time for a media tour, please contact Faith Belcher.
Bay Pines VA, the 4th largest in the nation with 94,000 treated veterans, has nearly 21,000 visits to the Emergency Department each year, about 25% of those result in admission to the hospital. This major renovation and expansion was the first to the original facility which was built in 1983. Some of the features of our new ED include:
20 private rooms with in-room lavatories (doubled from the original 10 curtain partitioned rooms)