Floyd Cherokee Medical Center is inviting the community to celebrate improvements to its Emergency Room during an open house on April 16 at 4 p.m. (CDT). Tours of the expanded and renovated facility will be provided.
Improvements include a new digital imaging suite and digital mobile imaging unit to provide quicker and more accurate diagnoses. The expanded Emergency Room now includes seven exam rooms, a triage room and a larger waiting room.
“This expansion paired with our equipment upgrades gives residents of Cherokee County and Northeast Alabama better access to care in their own backyard,” said Brandon Reece, Administrator of Floyd Cherokee Medical Center.
Reece said the new triage space will allow the hospital to meet patients’ needs quicker than before.
The Emergency Room can treat minor injuries and major illnesses. Heart attack and stroke patients can quickly be transferred to appropriate hospitals through Floyd Emergency Medical Services.
Patients receive stabilizing treatment by the same physicians group, ApolloMD, that provides service at Floyd Medical Center and Floyd Polk Medical Center. Reece said those physicians will also be providing inpatient care at Cherokee beginning in June.
Floyd’s Volunteer Services has contributed $125,000 to this expansion from proceeds made through fundraising efforts. Floyd Healthcare Foundation is also raising funds for the project.