While on any given day, no one expects to be rushed to a hospital. The fact is, nearly one-fifth of all Americans are taken to an emergency room each year and 80% of patients admitted to NCH Healthcare System come through the ER.
Last year, the NCH Baker Hospital Downtown Emergency Department (ED) saw nearly 40,000 patients. As our population grows and our community’s healthcare needs expand, that number is expected to increase. This demand has prompted the transformational renovation and expansion of the existing ED, which has not been updated in nearly a quarter century.
Planning is underway for the $35 million expansion and modernization project. This will provide convenient access to safe emergency care--including nationally recognized care for stroke and heart attacks.
Philanthropic support impacts our region and helps NCH offer state-of-the-art emergency care facilities to meet the growing needs of our community.
Your generosity will give NCH Healthcare System the funding we need to pursue the next important medical innovation, support the best medical professionals, improve the health of our community and provide the very best patient care possible.
Set to begin Fall 2019, this renovation allows NCH to double the size of the current ED and will improve our patient experience.