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More than 67,000 patients visited the AdventHealth Waterman ED last year.

WHY IT MATTERS

When our emergency department opened more than a decade ago, we anticipated 50,000 annual patient visits. In 2017, we soared past that figure with more than 67,000 visits. We expect to be seeing 70,000 patients annually by 2020.

More patients are choosing AdventHealth Waterman's Emergency Services, and while this volume stands as a testament to the quality of care provided, it has begun to stretch the hospital's ability to provide optimal care in a healing environment. The growing need for care has also begun to affect efforts to attend to other patients in the hospital, including observation patients and inpatients.

To meet the expanding need in our north Lake County community, AdventHealth Waterman envisions expanding Emergency Department facilities and services to improve patient access and satisfaction, reduce wait times, provide greater privacy and enhance patient safety.

Read the full press release here.

THE PLAN:

EXPAND EMERGENCY SERVICESTO ACCOMMODATE OUR 

GROWING LAKE COUNTY POPULATION TO INCLUDE:

- Adding more than 20 treatment rooms

  for a total of 58 private rooms

- Additional isolation rooms

- Dedicated gynecological and

  pediatric treatment rooms

- Technological advancements

- Advanced care for women and

  children

- Shelled space for future growth

- Structure support for additional 

  expansion

THESE CHANGES WILL:

- Improve patient access and satisfaction

- Reduce wait times

- Provide greater privacy

- Enhance patient safety

WHY NOW?

Growth between 2011- 2015 (Primary Service Area):

  • ED Market 20.5%

  • AdventHealth Waterman 26.4%

  • Since 2000, the population of Lake County has grown by nearly 50%, and it’s expected to grow by another 12% over the next four years according to 2010 Census data.

Current Capacity:

  • 35 beds (27 curtained, 8 private rooms)

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The expansion will feature more than 113,000 square feet of additional patient care space including a 58-bed Emergency Department and 24 bed women and children's unit.