Caregivers at Englewood Community Hospital got a behind the scene’s look at the construction progress for a state of the art Emergency Department renovation. The $10 million project will expand capacity, helping the hospital stay ahead of the healthcare needs of the growing Southwest Florida region. When complete in summer 2022, the Emergency Department will expand the number of patient care areas to 18. This includes new Bronchoscopy and Endoscopy suites. Two new Behavioral Health Safe rooms and expanded trauma suites will also be added. Phase one includes construction of a dedicated lounge for EMS crews. The project also includes a new waiting area, registration area, a private consultation room, and increased emergency support space. All systems and equipment are being upgraded for energy efficiency and reflect current design trends in healthcare.