After months of preparation, construction has begun for the St. Luke’s Elmore Emergency Department expansion.
On June 28, in celebration of this milestone, staff members helped smash a wall that will be removed in the former conference room.
Emergency Department physician Dr. Dan Crossley, above, had the honor of the first swing during the demolition. Throughout the day, staff took turns smashing the wall with sledge hammers.
The business office and Outpatient Services were moved out of the hospital building to make room for the expansion.
The conference room was also moved to the new Business Center building.
The next phase of construction will create a temporary entrance and hallway to safely route patients and visitors around the construction site.
The entire construction project is expected to be complete in 16 months. Meanwhile, fundraising efforts continue. On June 23, the St. Luke’s Elmore Foundation hosted its annual Summer Social, raising $3,350 for the Emergency Department expansion and the St. Luke’s Elmore Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Amy Stahl formerly worked in the Communications and Marketing department at St. Luke's.