Next January, LewisGale aims to open a new standalone emergency room in Roanoke.
On Monday, LewisGale Regional Health System held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new freestanding emergency room in Roanoke.
Located at 1423 West Ruritan Road, the nearly 10,000-square-foot facility will be named LewisGale Medical Center Blue Hills ER and be staffed with board-certified emergency room physicians and nurses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The facility will provide the same services as an emergency room housed within a hospital, and is expected to open in January 2022.
The facility is affiliated with Salem-based LewisGale Medical Center and will employ over 30 staffers, including emergency physicians and nurses. The center will include walk-in and ambulance entrances, eight private treatment rooms, digital ultrasound and diagnostic X-rays, CT capabilities and an on-site laboratory.