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French Hospital Medical Center's emergency department expansion complete

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 15:15:34-05

French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo announced the completion of phase two of the new Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine.

Phase one was completed in January of 2020 and increased the space of the existing emergency department, adding 8,600 square feet.

Phase two brought a new emergency services facility which includes X-ray and CT trauma imaging suites that produce high quality and rapid imaging with low radiation dose and an advanced ultrasound system with fast, high-quality imaging.

“We are providing our community with the most advanced emergency services department in San Luis Obispo County, an expectation our community deserves, and we look forward to additional upcoming expansion and modernization projects on our campus," said Alan Iftiniuk, French Hospital Medical Center President & CEO.

French Hospital Medical Center received a $5.5 million donation from Peter and Mary Beth Oppenheimer in March of 2017 which went toward funding the project.

The new facility was designed to accommodate a high volume of emergency patients while providing comfort, efficiency, and privacy.

The project includes 18 private treatment rooms as well as specialized rooms for critical care, geriatric patients, trauma, infectious disease isolation, pediatrics, and orthopedic emergencies.

There will also be specialized exam accommodations for patients experiencing behavioral health-related issues.