Wellington Regional Medical Center, representatives from the Universal Health Services and Westlake officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, March 25 marking the completion of construction of the new free-standing emergency room at Westlake.
The new ER, located at 16750 Persimmon Blvd. at the corner of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and Persimmon Blvd. East, will be the first emergency healthcare services available in the new community of Westlake. It will officially open for patients on Tuesday, April 9.
“We are excited to offer emergency healthcare services for the residents of Westlake and the surrounding communities,” said Pam Tahan, CEO of Wellington Regional Medical Center. “Emergencies can happen at any time, day or night, and it is important to have a facility available to quickly and professionally provide healthcare services for those individuals.”
The more than 10,000-square-foot facility includes eight exam rooms, one triage room, three rapid medical exam bays, imaging capability and onsite lab services.
“As the community of Westlake continues to quickly grow, it is wonderful that we will now have such a well-known and trusted ER provider in our community,” Westlake Mayor Roger Manning said. “The ER is a great addition to Westlake and will help provide local medical services for our citizens.”
The ER at Westlake will be staffed by experienced emergency medicine physicians and is the first Wellington Regional Medical Center ER located off the main hospital campus. The ER will be capable of treating both major and minor medical conditions, from cuts and bruises to broken bones, heart attacks and stroke.
For patient convenience, the new emergency room will also offer ER Reserve and provide online ER wait times. ER Reserve allows patients who are in need of less serious emergency care to request a time for their visit up to 12 hours in advance. This will allow patients to wait in the comfort of their home, instead of at the ER.
For more information about the new ER at Westlake, visit www.wellingtonregional.com.