Alvarado Hospital is celebrating the opening of its new emergency department
with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on
December 5, starting at
11 AM. The public is invited to see a modern, fully-equipped emergency department
up close right before it becomes operational. After the opening ceremony,
all are invited to enjoy tours of the department guided by members of
the Alvarado Hospital Emergency Department staff.
Alvarado Hospital Emergency Department Grand Opening
Thursday, December 5
11 AM-3 PM
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA 91950
The new Emergency Department is located in a new, two-story building built
adjacent to the current emergency room. This more than doubles the bed
capacity to 32, with the ability to expand further in the future, if needed.
This new facility is built and equipped per the latest operational and
safety standards for emergency care, including a modern trauma care room,
negative-pressure isolation rooms, a networked digital through-put management
system, and a spacious, open floor plan that allows for a fast-track emergency
care section. The new facility will be manned by the same experienced
and knowledgeable staff that has brought Alvarado Hospital local and national
recognition for clinical expertise and patient safety.
The new emergency department is also holds a
Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) from the American College of Emergency Physicians, meaning that
our staff are specifically trained, and our facility is specifically outfitted,
to care for the needs for our senior-aged patients. Alvarado Hospital
decided to pursue a GEDA as part of its greater mission to directly serve
the needs of our immediate community. The GEDA is our latest certification,
adding to our certifications as a
Severe Heart Attack Receiving Center (STEMI), and our accreditation as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.