(MONMOUTH, Illinois | June 7, 2022) – OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, Illinois, will open the newly redesigned emergency department (ED) on Wednesday, June 8.
The new and expanded ED is now more than 10,000 square feet and includes 10 patient rooms, a dedicated triage room, a behavioral health room and a decontamination room. A new ambulance bay with a private entrance was also added. The redesign combines innovation and state-of-the-art concepts to enhance the patient experience and improve efficiencies.
“This is a very exciting time for our community and patients,” said Lisa DeKezel, president of OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center. “The ED really is the access point of care for many people. It’s where we go when we’re the most vulnerable and, certainly, when we need local community members who we can trust to care for us. Seeing the opportunity for innovation and transformative care right here in Monmouth is such an incredible opportunity. OSF HealthCare continues to show its long-term commitment to high-quality care for rural communities.”
The ED redesign project began in the spring of 2021. While it had already been a goal to renovate the space, the COVID-19 pandemic solidified the need for an expansion as emergency room volumes across the country soared. In addition to an extra 8,000 square feet, the improved capabilities of the new ED will enhance the services available to patients while allowing OSF Mission Partners (employees) to continue providing high-quality, compassionate care.
The new entrance is on the west side of the campus at 1000 W. Harlem Ave. in Monmouth.