To better care for our patients and meet the needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, New Hanover Regional Medical Center has secured state approval to open a temporary structure for patient care operations.
The hard wall tent will be adjacent to the 17th Street Campus Emergency Department and allows for more efficient use of space, equipment and staff to meet patient and community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In addition to giving us more space, this temporary area also allows us to protect our staff, providers and other patients by limiting exposure to potentially infectious diseases and accommodate additional demand for our services,” said James Bryant, Administrator of Emergency Services. “This area will help us meet the immediate needs of patients seeking care at the Emergency Department.”
Some patients visiting the NHRMC Emergency Department may be seen and discharged from the approximately 2,100-square-foot space, while others may also be treated in other parts of the hospital to ensure they receive the appropriate level of care.