HAGERSTOWN — Build it and they will come — to the Emergency Department at Meritus Medical Center.
In just the few days since the new hospital outside Hagerstown opened its doors to patients, the medical center has been running above it projections for the flow of patients to the emergency room, spokeswoman Nicole Jovel said.
She said there were about 220 patients on Sunday in a department that budgeted for a patient flow of about 195 a day.
The hospital was on yellow alert, meaning all of its Emergency Department beds were full, starting at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jovel said. Meritus has 53 Emergency Department beds, she said.