Lake Shore Health Care Center Renovation
Emergency Department Undergoes Major Renovation/Expansion This Fall
By this time next year, the Emergency Department at Lake Shore Health Care Center will more than double in size, provide a more efficient setting for staff, house improved technology and a more comfortable setting for patient care services. Launched with a $1.9 million New York State HEAL grant, construction is expected to start in September.
Linda Summers, FACHE, MBA, OT, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at TLC Health Network, said the project will increase the Emergency Department from just over 3,000 square feet to 7,000 square feet and will provide seven private rooms. “This project, though perhaps not the largest we’ve undertaken, is likely the most important at Lake Shore in many years,” Ms. Summer explained. “The Emergency Department is the ‘front door’ to the hospital for most of our inpatients and many members of our community who never anticipated needing medical care. It’s important for people to know that when they need a modern, safe, efficient hospital, there’s one right in their backyard.”
The expansion project is being undertaken for several reasons:
- Enhancing patient privacy
- Improving infection control
- Providing a higher quality of service
- Better patient flow to decrease wait times
- Providing sufficient waiting room space
Key features in one of the new private rooms include special lighting, wall covering, equipment, and supplies to provide the capability for specialty trauma care. Another specially-outfitted room features furnishings and equipment to meet the medical needs of larger-sized patients.
- Due to the area’s overall design, all rooms will be able to be viewed from a central nurses’ station for increased visibility, quicker response by staff, and privacy for patients.
- Improvements in technology and equipment include new telemetry for monitoring cardiac patients and new treatment tables.
- And, a “Fast Track” area is expected to be available for patients by next summer.
How can you help? To make your contribution today, send checks payable to TLC Health Foundation and mail to: Emergency Department Renovation Project, c/o TLC Health Foundation, 845 Routes 5 & 20, Irving, NY 14081. Please join us in the excitement as we watch our future unfold as part of the Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York!
March 25, 2013 Renovation Update:
Emergency Department - As you can see, the nurse's station is starting to come together! The new office with servers will be easier for nurses and doctors to monitor patients. The ceiling insulation, exhaust fan and tiles have begun to be installed while the exterior paneling was finished. Also, the epoxy flooring was put down and will be finished this week. Once the floor is leveled, the adhesive will allow for the floor to bond properly.
March 20, 2013 Renovation Update:
Emergency Department - The final insulation and siding are being installed on the exterior of the new Emergency Department. Windows are also being installed. The glass door frames were put into the trauma sections as well. The ceiling grid was put up last week with the tiles being the finishing touches later on. Lastly, the new med gas system is inspected and certified.
March 4, 2013 Renovation Update:
Cafeteria Hallway - Hallway painting has spread to the cafeteria hallway heading toward Physical Therapy and Purchasing Departments. Unused signage and outdated materials were removed from the walls to make way for updated information and decorations.
Emergency Department - The ambulance canopy has officially been lifted. HVAC pipes, electrical boxes, and insulation have gone in before the final wall layers are placed. The frost wall for the new behavioral health entrance is excavated and ready to be poured.
February 20, 2013 Renovation Update:
Administration Hallway and Cafeteria Bathrooms - More progress was made with painting in the Administration Hallway and it will slowly begin stretching down the cafeteria hallways. The cafeteria bathrooms are finally complete! New fixtures, tiles, and paint were the finishing touches.
Emergency Department - The ground was cleared and the foundation began for the ambulance canopy to be installed. Also, significant progress was made internally as final walls, pipes, and wiring were added to walls and the roof.
January 28, 2013 Renovation Update:
Administration Hallway and Cafeteria Bathrooms – The hallways continue to be painted slowly through Administration and Health Information Management. The Cafeteria Bathrooms are also near completion! The drop ceiling was replaced and the bathrooms were gutted last week. New ceramic tile flooring was installed at the end of last week and the fixtures are being installed beginning today.
Emergency Department – The Emergency Department is officially closed off from the weather and the interior framework is about 80% complete. A/C insulation and fireproofing spray will continue this week. Electric boxes were installed as well as copper waterlines. We're very excited for this project to be continuing on schedule.
January 11, 2013 Renovation Update
Administration Hallway and Cafeteria Bathrooms – The hallways are being painting this week and the ceiling will go in either Monday next week. The bathrooms are also being gutted and the walls will be skim coated and prepped for the ceramic tile install by the end of next week. We plan on installing new fixtures, sinks and toilets with the renovations!
Emergency Department - All exterior walls are up and the roof installation has been completed this week. The concrete for the floor has also been poured for the Emergency Department.
December 21, 2012 Renovation Update
Emergency Department - The footers and foundation for the new Emergency Department are complete and the structural steel is on the way! Once the steel arrives, the walls can begin going up and the process to enclose the new wing will begin just in time for the snow to fall in Western New York. The triage room will be moving to the former in-house Chapel to make accommodations for the closing of a couple rooms within the current configuration. The sprinkler system will also be updated during this time.
Cafeteria and Dishroom - The primary updates to the new Shore Line Garden Cafe are now complete. The entire space has been renovated from wall to wall. Some of the newer ammenities include: more seating, modern lighting and decore, chef station, and modern dish washing machine and equipment. Bench seating will be added late winter.
November 30, 2012 Renovation Update:
Emergency Department – The footers for the new addition are being finished this week. Everything is on schedule.
Cafeteria and Dish Room – Everything is on schedule. The former mail room, serving room and dining room have been cleaned out with new concrete flooring and dry wall taking the place of the outdated material. This coming week, the tile floor will be installed for the dish room along with all other mechanical equipment. Painting of the new café will be completed by the end of next week along with ongoing work to install the new ceiling and flooring for the newly reconfigured café and serving area. The entire project completion timetable is the week of December 17th.