LewisGale to open standalone ER in Roanoke
24-hour facility expected to open January 2022
On Monday, LewisGale Regional Health System held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new freestanding emergency room in Roanoke.
Located at 1423 West Ruritan Road, the nearly 10,000-square-foot facility will be named LewisGale Medical Center Blue Hills ER and be staffed with board-certified emergency room physicians and nurses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The facility will provide the same services as an emergency room housed within a hospital, and is expected to open in January 2022.
The facility is affiliated with Salem-based LewisGale Medical Center and will employ over 30 staffers, including emergency physicians and nurses. The center will include walk-in and ambulance entrances, eight private treatment rooms, digital ultrasound and diagnostic X-rays, CT capabilities and an on-site laboratory.
“With a commitment to patient care as our focus, we are filling a gap by bringing high-quality emergency services to this part of the Greater Roanoke Valley which has seen significant growth,” said Lance Jones, market president of the health system, in a statement. “This facility will also have the same advanced medical technologies and life-saving services that are available at our main ER on the medical center campus and at our freestanding Cave Spring ER. With this new ER, patients who live and work in this area will be able to receive services faster, resulting in better health outcomes.”