The new public entrance to the Emergency Care Center at Floyd Medical Center will open Jan. 9. The new, canopied entry is located between the hospital’s North Entrance and the existing ECC, facing the corner Turner McCall Boulevard and Martha Berry Boulevard. Vehicle access to the entry is available from Second Avenue and Turner McCall Boulevard. Several other new or improved ECC areas will open for the first time on Jan. 9, including an expanded waiting area, additional triage rooms and 12 additional patient rooms. The opening of the new entrance marks the completion of the first two phases of construction. When complete, the ECC will have 18 additional patient beds, bringing the capacity to 50. Other changes include improvements to the registration area, physicians’ lounge, radiology lab and stat lab, and a new pediatric waiting area. The total cost for the ECC construction project is $6,140,846. 

More than 72,000 patients were treated at Floyd Medical Center’s Emergency Care Center in fiscal year 2011. Floyd serves as the region’s safety net hospital and is the service area’s only state-designated Level II Trauma Center.