Emergency Department Expansion Complete, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Commemorates Milestone

Emergency Department Expansion Complete, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Commemorates Milestone

San Bernardino

Several Inland Empire elected officials joined Dignity Health – Community Hospital of San Bernardino President June Collison for a Sept. 24 ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of an Emergency Department expansion project. Founded in 1910, Community Hospital of San Bernardino began with 42-beds and has grown into a 347-bed full service hospital with more than 63,000 visits to its emergency department each year.

On Thursday, Sept. 24th , Senator Mike Morrell and Assemblyman Marc Steinorth joined June Collison, President of Dignity Health – Community Hospital of San Bernardino and other distinguished guests in formally commemorating the completion of Community Hospital of San Bernardino’s Emergency Department expansion project, located at 1805 Medical Center Drive in San Bernardino, CA. The ceremony included a variety of speakers, a ceremonial ribbon cutting and concluded with tours of the Emergency Department.

The expansion project began three years ago in response to a growing need for emergency services. At the time the project began, Community Hospital of San Bernardino’s Emergency Department treated an average of 127 patients per day. Emergency visits have now grown to an average of 174 patients per day—more than 63,000 patients each year.

The expansion was conducted in five phases, which included: a new registration area and security desk, an expanded waiting room and outdoor patio seating, a new ambulance bay vestibule, an enhanced ADA handicapped restroom and a new “Fast Track” area consisting of four patient screening rooms and a two-bed treatment room. “Community Hospital of San Bernardino has served the most vulnerable of our community for more than 100 years,” said June Collison, hospital president. “Our Emergency Department expansion project is one way that we are able to continue that legacy and continue providing our growing community with emergency care when it is needed most,” concluded Collison.

Left to Right: June Collison, President of Dignity Health - Community Hospital of San Bernardino, Senator Mike Morrell, San Bernardino City Council Member Rikke Van Johnson, San Bernardino City Council Member Virginia Marquez, Emergency Department Medical Director at Community Hospital Dr. Cameron Nouri, Enrique Armenta representing Congressman Pete Aguilar, and Assemblyman Marc Steinorth.

Left to Right: June Collison, President of Dignity Health – Community Hospital of San Bernardino, Senator Mike Morrell, San Bernardino City Council Member Rikke Van Johnson, San Bernardino City Council Member Virginia Marquez, Emergency Department Medical Director at Community Hospital Dr. Cameron Nouri, Enrique Armenta representing Congressman Pete Aguilar, and Assemblyman Marc Steinorth.

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