Memorial Health received approval from the Georgia Department of Community Health to build two freestanding emergency rooms: one in Richmond Hill, and one in Pooler, according to a press release on Thursday. These facilities will be among the first freestanding emergency rooms in the state of Georgia.
“If your loved one needs emergency care, you want high-quality care in a facility that is convenient and close to home,” said Shayne George, Memorial Health CEO. “Our freestanding ERs will provide the same high-level of care we offer in our main hospital emergency room that provides fast, easy access for this growing community.”
Both locations will have 12 beds in 12,760 square foot facilities with approximately 25 staff members at each location adding to the Memorial Health system and local economy. The Pooler ER will be located off Pooler Parkway and Blue Moon Crossing. The Richmond Hill ER will be located at Port Royal Road and Hwy 144.
“Our freestanding ERs will always be open to provide care that is easily accessible for our patients. The physicians who will provide care at our new ERs in Pooler and Richmond Hill are all board-certified in emergency medicine and all of our nurses will be experienced in emergency care,” said Dr. Jay Goldstein, Medical Director of Emergency Services at Memorial Health.
The ERs will be open 24-hours a day, offering around-the-clock emergency medical services. They will also offer full lab, radiology, imaging, and telemedicine services.
In 2019, Memorial Health’s emergency department and Level 1 Trauma Center teams provided care for more than 114,000 ER visits.
“Many of our friends in Pooler and Richmond Hill already choose us for their ER care,” said Dr. James Dunne, Chief of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Memorial Health. “Now, we’ll be able to provide expert care for them in their own community.”