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  • October construction update for Covington Emergency Department

    In Covington, construction continues on MultiCare's freestanding, 24,000-square-foot Emergency Department, which is expected to open in early 2012. The E.D., which is on the campus of the existing MultiCare Covington Clinic, 17700 S.E. 272nd St., will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Here's the October construction update.

    Emergency Department roofing under way.

    Window framing and siding installation under way.

    Interior build-out under way:

    • Insulation (piping, ductwork, thermal, and sound).

    • Wall rough-ins (electrical plumbing, med gas, and plumbing).

    • Fire sprinkler mains and branch lines.

    • Taping and caulking.

    • Interior framing.

    • Top down taping and caulking.

    Site work under way:

    • Conduits for signage and lighting.

    • Irrigation sleeves.

    • Curbs.

    • Asphalt.

    Here are some of the features you can look forward to in the new Emergency Department:
    • Total of 19 treatment rooms, four of which are specialized for children, with a child-friendly separate waiting area.
    • Advanced imaging services will be located in the Emergency Department, including digital X-ray, CT and ultrasound, which will allow for faster diagnostic procedures.
    • The ambulance bay will be large enough to handle four ambulances at a time.
    • The ambiance of the building will be warm and soothing, with a modern, Northwest theme and plenty of natural light.

    Find more information by following our project updates for the new MultiCare Covington Medical Center, or call 253-372-7274.

    Because the new Emergency Department is part of the MultiCare Health System, it will be linked to MultiCare’s four South Sound hospitals and dozens of clinics by our system-wide electronic health records. That means wherever you’re treated in the MultiCare system, your caregivers will have instant access to your electronic health record, including your health history and such vital information as your allergies or any prescription medications you may be taking.

    Posted on Oct 28, 2011 in Covington