The Emergency Room at Humboldt General Hospital will move to temporary quarters later this month.
Beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, July 18, the ER will move from its current location to the hospital's Physical Therapy Department. Emergency Room patients may access the temporary location through the hospital's Harmony Street entrance-the same entrance patients and visitors have been using for six months during the hospital's medical office building expansion.
Patients should follow the signs for both parking and admittance. Those who experience extreme difficulty accessing the changed location once on campus should call 911 and the hospital's EMS personnel will lend assistance.
July 11-15, crews from R&O Construction will construct the temporary Emergency Room in the Physical Therapy Department. The ER will remain in its temporary quarters until Monday, August 22, at which time it will move back to its permanent-albeit completely remodeled-location.
The new and improved ER will include a private check-in area as well as walls between beds in order to heighten patient privacy. The nurses' station also will be moved and remodeled in order to allow for a more commodious and efficient work environment.
Following its remodel, the Emergency Room may still be accessed from Mizpah Street; however, it will now connect to the new physician clinics as well as the hospital's administrative offices with its own enclosed lobby. This much-improved emergency waiting area will serve our community well into the future.
The temporary Emergency Room will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information, please contact HGH Quality Management Director Andy Hum at (775) 623-5222, ext. 280 or call Humboldt General Hospital at (775) 623-5222, ext. 0.