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ER to remain open throughout renovation project

COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Construction at Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital to expand and renovate the emergency room is set to begin its next phase of work, which will temporarily relocate the hospital’s exterior ER entrance. All staff and visitors should use the hospital’s main entrance to access all hospital and emergency services beginning Monday, March 14.

The emergency room remains open and will continue to care for patients during the entirety of the project. 

The temporary change for the ER entrance is expected to be in place until the fall as part of the hospital’s $10 million multi-phase project. As the public enters the main entrance, located on the north side of the hospital, they should proceed straight ahead down the hallway to the ER registration area. 

“This is an important project as we continue to adapt to meet our community’s health needs,” said Michael Morgan, administrative director of Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital. “It’s exciting to see the work progress. And we assure our community and those who depend on us for care that our emergency room remains open for their health needs. We appreciate their understanding as this work takes place to better serve our community and neighbors.”

Once complete, the emergency department will double in space, expanding to nearly 11,000 square feet with 19 private exam areas. Neighboring laboratory and imaging areas will also expand, and a new computed tomography (CT) machine will allow detailed scans of patients.

Construction on the project began in August 2021 and completion is expected in early 2023.

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