Expansion of Mercy Hospital’s emergency room is progressing towards a spring completion. The $32 million construction project will result in a 46,000 square-foot addition to the front of the hospital along Abbott Road, tripling the size of the current emergency room. Work started in November 2008. Cannon Design is the architect.
The facility will feature thirty-four private treatment rooms, including three airborne isolation rooms, and two cardiac/trauma resuscitation rooms. A row of windows in the addition will allow for natural, soothing light in the treatment rooms. Other features of the new Mercy facility include a main lobby with a spacious waiting area, vestibule, medical offices and support space.
The outside exterior of the building includes a row of windows to allow for natural light in the treatment rooms. Other features of the new Mercy facility include a main lobby with reception area, vestibule, offices and support space, and a connecting corridor to the current main entrance of the hospital. The building will also include a roof level helipad with connecting elevator for air transport of emergency cases.
Between its 24/7 Urgent Care Center at the Mercy Ambulatory Care Center (MACC) in Orchard Park and its hospital-based Emergency Department, Mercy is the largest emergency service provider in Western New York. Part of the Catholic Health System (CHS), the hospital is estimated to have an annual regional economic impact of nearly $500 million.