Samaritan Hospital prepares to open revamped emergency room

December 04, 2017 07:07 PM

TROY - Samaritan Hospital's new emergency department has been revamped as part of St. Peter's Health Partners' $99 million Troy master facilities plan.

Located in the hospital's new five-story Heinrich Medicus Pavilion, the 44-bed emergency department features state of the art technology.

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It also includes the Capital Region's first senior emergency room.

"We essentially have created a zone where they get different assessments. Our nurses and doctors have been educated to provide those. There's different equipment we use. All the rooms here are set up for anti-glare floors, privacy, decreasing sound, sort of all the things for our seniors, but especially all the services to bring to them here,” explained Dr. John Janikas, director of emergency medicine.

The new emergency department will begin accepting patients at 4 a.m. this Thursday. From that point on, it will be open 24 hours a day, every day of the year


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