Aria Health-Frankford Completes the First Phase of
Emergency Department Construction
Project will double capacity at Lower Northeast Philadelphia’s only Emergency Department.
State Representative Tony J. Payton, Jr. and Aria Health senior leadership recently marked the completion of the first phase of construction for the Emergency Department at Aria Health-Frankford by unveiling new signage and touring the newly created entrance, waiting, and treatment areas, all of which are now open to the public.
“Aria Health-Frankford currently operates Lower Northeast Philadelphia’s only Emergency Department,” said John Quinn, Executive Director of Aria Health’s Frankford Campus. “This is a significant investment not only in our hospital campus, but also in the Frankford community.”
The $12.1 million project will double the Emergency Department’s capacity (from 17-34 beds), while adding 8,000 square feet of space enabling it to serve approximately 60,000 patients annually.
“Although a significant amount of work will continue to occur in and around the Emergency Department over the next year, patients and guests will receive the same quality care that they have in the past,” said Quinn. The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2013.
Image Caption: Unveiling the new Emergency Department signage from left to right: Kathleen Kinslow, President and CEO, Aria Health; Lori Jones, Nurse Manager, Aria Health-Frankford Emergency Department; Ronald Kumor, Chief Operating Officer, Aria Health; John Quinn, Executive Director, Aria Health-Frankford; Dr. Gary Welch, Vice President of Quality and Campus Chief; Lori Lawson, MD, Director, Department of Emergency Medicine; State Representative Tony J. Payton, Jr.; and Joshua Simon, MD, Director, Aria Health-Frankford Emergency Department.
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