Emergency Department Modernization Project
Expanded emergency care and parking at Ellis Hospital
Location: Rosa Road side of Ellis Hospital
Project Cost: $61 million
Funding: Borrowing and Philanthropy
Timeline: Groundbreaking in Fall 2012; New section of ED opening August 2014; Parking garage and renovations of existing ED space complete in early 2015
Photos: View Emergency Department construction photos.
Objective: Ellis Medicine currently operates two Emergency Departments (EDs) located within a few miles of each other on Nott and McClellan Streets in Schenectady. To increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness, Ellis Medicine will centralize all emergency care to at Ellis Hospital (Nott Street) when the entire ED project is completed in January 2015.
Expanded treatment stations from 47 to 60
Increased capacity for up to 80,000 annual visits (Ellis is the largest provider of emergency care in the region)
Future expansion possible to handle 25,000 additional visits should community need arise
Improved patient flow
New two-story 390-space parking facility on Rosa Road