Hospital seeks approval of emergency department expansion

The Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans
The Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans(WCAX)
Published: Sep. 19, 2021 at 8:53 PM EDT
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ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - The hospital in St. Albans is seeking approval to build a $7.5 million expansion of its emergency department.

A Northwestern Medical Center official says the emergency department was built around 1989 and the project would modernize it and bring it to alignment with current medical practices. He says the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the need.

The expansion would add six emergency department treatment stations, bringing the total to 20. About 2,400 square feet would be added and and 6,800 square feet of existing space would be renovated.

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