Monday, September 8, 2014
Cox Branson hosts community open house Sept. 13
Cox Medical Center Branson is hosting a community open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, when the public is invited to tour Cox Branson’s new emergency department and critical care unit. Work began in late September 2013 and the first phase of the $30.8 million, 60,000-square-foot construction and renovation project is expected to open later this month.
"Our vision at CoxHealth is to be the best for those who need us,” said Carol Martin, vice president of administration at Cox Branson. “When you take a look a look at Cox Medical Center Branson, you'll see a growing team of talented medical professionals, superior technology and a hospital designed for innovative, efficient care. Your health is our top priority."
During the open house, guests will have a chance to take a guided tour through the new addition as well as learn how the new space will help decrease patient wait time and improve work flow.
The new emergency department is being built with future growth in mind. Cox Branson’s emergency department currently serves approximately 37,000 patients a year. The new space is being constructed with future growth in mind and will allow providers to care for 55,000 to 60,000 patients annually. The emergency department is located on the first floor.
The new critical care unit will have 20 private rooms, each one offering a beautiful view of the Ozarks. The rooms were designed with the infrastructure to add technologies as they evolve. Layout of the equipment provides for close proximity and access to patients. Televisions in the rooms are designed to support future interactive software for patients on specialty diets, customized education and internet. The critical care unit is located on the second floor of the addition. The third floor of the addition will allow for future growth.