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SJRMC to expand Plymouth Emergency Room

March 25, 2014

MISHAWAKA — Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) has announced it will expand its Plymouth campus with a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department.

SJRMC will break ground for the new 12,000 square-foot Emergency Department at 11:30 am on Friday, March 28. The new Emergency Department will be located adjacent to the Plymouth hospital’s current Emergency Department. The entire community is welcome to come and celebrate with SJRMC at the ground breaking. Light refreshments will be served.

“This is exciting for the entire Plymouth community,” said Loretta Schmidt, MSN, CPHQ, president of SJRMC in Plymouth. “We listened to our community and heard that a new Emergency Department was needed for the benefit of our patients’ well-being. This new state-of-the-art building will transform emergency care here in Marshall and surrounding counties, while creating a superior experience for our patients.”

The new Emergency Department will increase capacity by more than 60 percent, streamline emergency care and increase patient safety and privacy. The new Emergency Department will feature a larger waiting area with a dedicated children’s play area.

Care will not be disrupted during construction. Once the new construction is completed, the original space will be repurposed to support Emergency Department administration, diagnostic imaging and other hospital services. The total project is scheduled to be completed by September 2015 at a cost of $9 million.

MPA Architects, of South Bend, has been selected to design the new space. Construction will begin in June.