Reinventing healthcare one patient at a time

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.

Expanded emergency care and parking at Ellis Hospital

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.

Project Highlights:

  • 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
  • Enhanced privacy
  • New two-story 390-space parking facility on Rosa Road