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United Regional opens phase one emergency care expansion

WICHITA FALLS, TX -

United regional hospital is opened its doors for a sneak peek of its new emergency care facility. With about 7,500 patients annually, the Bridwell Center for Emergency Care will be double the square footage of the existing emergency facility. Hospital officials said a lot of thought was put into the construction of phase one of the new facility.Adding, input came from physicians, staff, and even patient requests.

The new design provides quicker access to medical care, and a more comfortable environment for patients. Rooms are much bigger, so those seeking medical treatment can comfortably be with their family in their time of need, perhaps most importantly, immediate access to life-saving technology will be available right here in Wichita Falls.

Hospital officials said United Regional is a level two trauma center, which means a trauma surgeon will be available at all times, to treat severely injured patients.

Tune in tonight on Newschannel Six first at 5p.m., and again on Newschannel Six at 6p.m. Where reporter Danielle Malagarie will take you inside the new facility, and hear more from hospital officials.The phase one addition will open to patients on Monday.While phase two and three will be the renovations to the current E.R. building and are expected to be completed in early 2017.

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