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United Regional's new ER facility set to open Monday

WICHITA FALLS, TX -

United Regional staff members got their first look at the hospital's brand new Bridwell Center for Emergency Care Facility.

With about 75,000 patients annually hospital officials said an expansion is necessary, adding the new facility will enhance patient care by adding convenience, comfort and privacy.

Phyllis Cowling, United Regional President and CEO said the new facility's layout and design were developed with input from physicians, staff and even patient requests.

The rooms are much bigger, so patients can comfortably be with their families in their time of need, and the temperature can be controlled in each room. 

Most importantly, immediate access to life saving technology will be available right here in Wichita Falls.          

     “We hope our community and the surrounding region can be confident of the level of care and caring that they receive when they come here,” said Cowling.

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

Cowling said the ER facility can treat about 95% of the injuries and illnesses that occur on sight, eliminating the need for patient transfers.

United Regional’s ER department will continue to grow, and the hospital will begin renovating the previously used building in two phases doubling the size of the center.

Phase two and three are expected to be completed in early 2017, and the Bridwell Center for Emergency Care facility will be open to patients Monday morning at seven. 

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