Sparrow Clinton Hospital celebrates new Emergency facility

Sparrow Clinton Hospital celebrates new Emergency facility

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Community and Sparrow leaders officially “cut the ribbon” today on a new Emergency Services facility at Sparrow Clinton Hospital during the first of three special celebrations that allowed donors, Caregivers and the public to visit and tour the new site.

Sparrow Clinton Hospital opens its new, state-of-the-art Emergency Services Department Wednesday, Aug. 6, making quality emergency care even easier to access in Clinton County.

“It’s a beautiful, modern emergency facility built with the outstanding support of our community,” says Ed Bruun, President and CEO of Sparrow Clinton Hospital. “This vital improvement in emergency services will allow us to continue to provide the people of St. Johns and its surrounding communities with immediate, local health care when care is most needed.”

SCH Emergency Services serves more than 14,000 patients each year, and that number is growing. At 9,935 square feet, the new facility is three times the size of the old emergency department.

This $5.7-million project was funded in part by $2.2-million in community donations, including a $600,000 gift from the Alice Jumper Estate.

From private high-tech treatment rooms to innovative methods to ensure Patient flow, the new ER is designed to maintain and enhance the quality of care with comfortable, first-class accommodations for Patients and families.

Features include eight private rooms and two trauma treatment rooms as well as an exclusive lobby, a family conference room, an observation room where Patients can wait for test results, a centralized nursing station, and a decontamination treatment area.

The new Emergency entrance off Oakland Street will be open 24 hours.

Patients will no longer access emergency services through the Sturgis Street entrance. As of Aug. 6, that entry will be dedicated to Patients seeking outpatient procedures and laboratory services, and inpatient hospital visitors. The Sturgis Street entrance will be closed and locked during evening hours. It will be open Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This new emergency services facility is one of many Sparrow renovations that have resulted in more than $250 million reinvested in the region over the last three years.

Drywall, painting, and trimwork underway at new Sparrow Clinton ER

As we get closer to completion, the nearly 10,000 square foot space is taking on the familiar look of an emergency room – complete with ambulance entrance, lobby, and the trademark Sparrow tower. Once finished, this new, first-class emergency facility will provide a readily accessible, technologically advanced healing environment for the community and give our Patients and their families the very best in local health care.

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Insulation, windows and walls going up at Clinton ER

Workers have continued throughout the winter to ready the new Emergency Department at Sparrow Clinton Hospital.  Inside the walls are starting to take shape, insulation is going in and windows have been installed.

New Sparrow Clinton ER “under wraps”

Despite the significant winter weather we’ve faced already this year, work is progressing along nicely “under wraps” on the new Emergency Department at Sparrow Clinton.

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Clinton Caregivers leave their mark on new ER

Clinton Caregivers leave their mark on new ER

Construction continues to proceed on schedule for Sparrow Clinton Hospital’s new Emergency Services Department in St. Johns. The concrete flooring has cured and the structural steel framework is already covered by roof decking.

But before the bricks and mortar come together to create solid walls, Caregivers had the chance to add their special signature to the project. All Caregivers were invited to sign one of the many beams that will support the roof of the new ER ambulance entrance.

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SCH Emergency Services Department team members (from left) Jenn Hill, Teri Gladden-Seperic, Lucas Veith, and Diane Simon signed together, making their mark on hospital history.

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Members of the Mint Club, an employee giving club, joined forces to sign the beam. Pictured from left are Pete Shannon, Sandra June, SCH Board of Directors President William Brewbaker, Lori Eaton, President & CEO Ed Bruun, Nancy Fillwock, SCH Board Member David Hunt and Mindy Badgley.

Sparrow Clinton ER skeleton takes shape

The framing of Sparrow Clinton Hospital’s new Emergency Services Department went up in stages over recent weeks. Concrete floors have been poured and the steel backbone is nearly complete. Granger Construction crews have been hard at work setting structural steel supports and crossbeams in preparation for roofing and siding installation.

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Sparrow Clinton Hospital’s new Emergency Services Department progressing as expected

Sparrow Clinton Hospital’s Emergency Services Department construction project is progressing as expected. All foundations are completed and the new facility site has been connected with the existing sanitary sewer. Underground plumbing and electrical work is underway. By mid-November, Granger will begin pouring the concrete floors and installing the steel framework.

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In these photos, note the large “boxes” that mark the locations for installation of the structural steel support columns.