Victoria: DeTar Hospital rushes 15,000 SF to new emergency roomVictoria: DeTar Hospital rushes 15,000 SF to new emergency roomhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=107422015-10-08T05:00:00Z2015-10-08T16:00:00Z

​VICTORIA - Crossroads residents should expect a new, modern emergency room to make its debut at DeTar Hospital Navarro as early as next summer.

Adding almost 15,000 sf of patient care area at a cost of about $10 million, the new emergency department will feature a total of 23 private exam rooms, including two trauma suites, two cardiac suites, two triage rooms and one isolation room.

Also, 75 parking spaces will be added in an effort to provide better access to the emergency department.

Lisa Price, director of emergency and trauma services, said the hospital has already begun the process of hiring new nurses to prepare for the expansion.

Since 2010, DeTar emergency room volume has increased 36 percent.

The new construction will replace the existing 11-bed emergency department and expand the hospital's footprint across Guadalupe St.

In collaboration with Texas A&M Health Science Center, the Juan Linn building will also undergo renovations to accommodate 18 exam rooms for the DeTar Healthcare System Family Medicine Residency Program.

The first resident is set to start July 2016, which is the scheduled completion date for the new emergency department.

During the construction process, the emergency department will remain open to patients.
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