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Proceeding as planned

Augusta Health Emergency Department expansion, renovation is on schedule

In April, Augusta Health broke ground on a two-year project that includes the expansion and renovation of the Augusta Health Emergency Department (ED). In September, visitors will start to see the steel beams, which serve as the skeleton of the new expansion, being installed.

The last beam will be placed in late November, and to celebrate, Augusta Health will host a Topping Out ceremony, which commemorates the hanging of the last beam. Additionally, Augusta Health ED staff will be signing one of the building’s steel beams, adding a personal touch to the structure.

Beyond this expansion and renovation, which will add more patient beds, better privacy, new amenities and more, Augusta Health also recently purchased a building in Lexington, Virginia, which will be renovated and serve as a multispecialty clinic. The clinic will include imaging services and will rotate specialties, including cardiology, oncology, dermatology and others. The new facility was scheduled to open by early November.

“We already have a small primary care office and a small specialty clinic very close to that location, and the demand for those services became so great that we decided to expand,” says Lisa Cline, chief operating officer of Augusta Health.