Phase I of SVMC's Project Nearly Complete
Grace Weatherby
/ Categories: WELLNESS, 2023

Phase I of SVMC's Project Nearly Complete

Phase One of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s most ambitious building project in history is nearly complete.

Part of an overarching Decade of Transformation campaign, the major renovation and expansion of the hospital’s emergency department is just one part of an effort that will expand capacity, services, and bring the quality of the facilities into alignment with the level of care provided.

Completion of Phase One includes the opening of:

- A dedicated entrance to the emergency department

- An expanded waiting area to provide a more comforting experience for patients and family

- An expanded Emergency Crisis Area equipped with five private patient areas featuring natural light, enhanced safety features, and a state-of-the-art Beam System which will provide extended stay patients with diversionary activities including patient education, movement therapy, and games

- Eight private emergency exam rooms equipped with negative pressure, enhanced infection-prevention technology

- A centralized nurse and providers workspace to enhance communication and efficiency

- A new main entrance to the hospital

With Phase One complete, the temporary canopy entrance will be removed and patients and visitors will access the hospital through the new main and emergency department entrances. New traffic patterns and parking options will be clearly designated and accessible from both campus entrances.

Work on the remaining Phases Two and Three of the Kendall Emergency Department renovation will continue through 2024 and serve to further improve the overall care and patient experiences.

Take a look at the live feed construction below. To view illustrated designs, galleries, and a timelapse of the process, click here.

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