Leesburg Regional plans ribbon-cutting for newly expanded emergency department

Leesburg Regional Medical Center is ready to unveil its new emergency department.

A ribbon-cutting and open house will be held Monday, Sept. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the hospital, giving the public a first peek at the results of a $29-million expansion project.

More than 47,000 people visit the facility’s emergency room every year and that number is escalating as the local community and The Villages continues to grow. With the expansion, the emergency department will be able to handle double its current load, officials said.

Leesburg Regional Hospital will unveil its new emergency department in a ribbon-cutting/open house event on Monday, Sept. 10.

“The residents of Lake and Sumter counties count on Leesburg Regional Medical Center for excellent, high-quality emergency services,” said Don Henderson, president and CEO of Central Florida Health, the not-for-profit parent organization of LRMC and The Villages Regional Hospital. “Increasing our emergency department capacity not only serves the needs of our community, but also builds on our promise to provide quality healthcare in a modern environment that promotes healing and restoration.”

The new emergency department features expanded triage capability with fully equipped triage rooms, 24 new patient beds, state-of-the-art Philips monitoring equipment, trauma-sized rooms for critical care, enhanced security and a spacious waiting room and atrium-like lobby.

“Every detail has been meticulously thought out – even the paint on the walls is antimicrobial,” Henderson said. “This new expanded emergency department space gives our staff and physicians an opportunity to be in an environment where the outstanding care they deliver on a daily basis is matched by the facility.”

LRMC is a 329-bed acute care hospital that has served Leesburg and the surrounding communities for 55 years. The facility is Lake County’s largest tertiary care hospital and offers advanced cardiac care at its Heart Institute, which includes one of the largest open-heart programs in Florida.

The American College of Cardiology recently recognized LRMC for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain by awarding a Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primacy PCI and Resuscitation – its highest and best level of accreditation.

The hospital also offers advanced orthopedic care at its dedicated inpatient Joint Center and provides both neurosurgery and medical neurological care. To learn more, visit www.LeesburgRegional.org.

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