Lancaster Hospital Continues Emergency Department Expansion

By HCO Staff

LANCASTER, Pa.—Lancaster General Hospital’s new public entrance to the Emergency Department moved from Lime Street to Duke Street early this fall as Phase 1 of the Trauma and Emergency Department Expansion was complete.

Parking is now located at 555 N Duke St. with the walk-in entrance situated at 155 E James St, in Lancaster.

The new entrance on Duke Street is open for vehicle traffic and drop-offs for patients accessing the Emergency Department. Patients seeking emergency care will enter via a designated parking lot entrance along Duke Street, leading to a patient drop-off area and parking beneath the hospital.

The hospital’s James Street lobby will become the temporary entrance for walk-in access, non-emergent patient admissions, and the general public.

Features in this first phase of the Emergency Department Expansion include:

  • Larger lobby
  • New patient triage areas
  • New patient parking lot entrance along Duke Street
  • Enhanced patient and visitor security

When complete in 2024, the expansion will increase the Emergency Department to 95 beds with the capacity to serve 140,000 patients annually. The Department will also double the number of behavioral-health treatment rooms to 10; double the number of Level 1 trauma bays to four; and add 13 new pediatric-treatment rooms.

The department’s existing clinical services will remain in their current location within the hospital. In addition, ambulances will continue to access the ED via entrances along Frederick Street and Duke Street.

The architecture firm for the project is Perkins & Will and construction is being done by Benchmark Construction.