Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre to host open house for renovated ER

By Patrick Kernan - [email protected]
With a new, $5 million renovation, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is ready to show off its new emergency room, and they’re asking the public to visit this Friday. - Submitted

WILKES-BARRE — With a new, $5 million renovation, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is ready to show off its new emergency room, and they’re asking the public to come see.

The hospital will be opening the doors to its emergency room this Friday, June 29.

Between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m., members of the public can come see the new emergency room. The emergency room itself, which Geisinger calls “state-of-the-art,” won’t be open for care until July.

Geisinger said the renovation is part of an effort to re-brand the facility as an inpatient campus.

“Last September, we made a commitment to the community to bring the emergency department back to life. This restoration is part of our larger promise to provide quality, specialty care close to home,” read comments in a press release from Anthony Aquilina, DO, regional president, Geisinger Northeast. “The future is bright for Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.”

According to the release, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre’s emergency department became an adult urgent care center in 2009, with emergency care being shifted to Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Plains Township.

Since then, though, more than 25 percent of Geisinger Wyoming Valley’s emergency patients coming from South Wilkes-Barre and nearby communities.

The new emergency department will have 14 private rooms and will house patients undergo surgical procedures that require inpatient stays.

With a new, $5 million renovation, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is ready to show off its new emergency room, and they’re asking the public to visit this Friday.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_GSWB_Emergency_Entrance-rendering-1.jpgWith a new, $5 million renovation, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is ready to show off its new emergency room, and they’re asking the public to visit this Friday. Submitted

By Patrick Kernan

[email protected]

Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6386 or on Twitter @PatKernan

Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6386 or on Twitter @PatKernan