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Fulton County Medical Center plans to expand emergency department

July 12, 2013

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Fulton County Medical Center is planning for an expansion of its emergency department.

“With this project comes enhanced safety measures — an improved entrance and exit with security cameras, an upgrade to the nurse station with a glass enclosure, more efficient lock-down protocols, and an increased level of privacy for patients. We are excited about this expansion project because it gives us the ability to offer some new services, while physically increasing our work area to better serve our community,” FCMC Chief Executive Officer Jason Hawkins said in a news release.

The $250,000 project includes two new triage rooms, the release said.

The hospital will improve capabilities within its communications system and take measures to improve patient privacy, the release said.

Fulton County Medical Center’s emergency department had 9,267 visits from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012. Hospital statistics further indicate 85 percent of the patients were seen by a physician in less than 29 minutes, which is better than the national average.

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