As part of its vision of improving patient experience, Pocono Medical Center of East Stroudsburg on Tuesday opened the new entrance to its Mattioli Emergency Center.
With an expected overall completion date of this summer, the $3.8 million in renovations to the emergency room will include 13 new minor-treatment areas which will enhance and grow minor-care treatment by 30 percent.
At Tuesday’s reveal of the entrance to the ER, a completed pediatric space now exists in the waiting room. Also finished is a resource area, for emergency medical services partners of PMC, which has been added to the Clementine Abeloff Community Health Center.
Renovations are aimed at improving the experience of all patients of Mattioli Emergency Center and allow PMC to become fully integrated in its partnerships with local EMS providers and the transition of care for the community.
For patient and visitor convenience, updated and improved signage has been installed to better map out the campus.
“These [signs] are very important to help patients navigate,” Brendon Abbazio, community relations specialist for PMC, said this morning.
Pocono Medical Center has served the Pocono Mountains region for more than 100 years and is one of Monroe County’s largest employers with more than 230 physicians and more than 2,000 employees.
Last May, Pocono Health System announced it signed a letter of intent to merge with Lehigh Valley Health Network, and in December both networks signed a letter of agreement for a full merger. Pending regulatory approvals, the merger is expected to take effect in the first half of the year.
LVHN said it will work with Pocono to develop a new hospital to be called Pocono Medical Center West in Pocono Township.