St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Carbon Campus has completed an expansion that has added more beds to its Emergency Department (ED) to meet the high demand for quality emergency services from area residents. The largest acute-care hospital in Carbon County now has a total of 30 rooms in its ED.
“The residents in this region can be confident that St. Luke's Carbon Campus has the capacity and resources necessary to provide the highest level of emergency care close to home,” says Joseph Pinto, Chief Operating Officer at St. Luke’s Carbon Campus. “We are here for you when you need us most and when seconds matter.”
Opened in November 2021, St. Luke's Carbon Campus offers 24/7 critical care, chest pain and stroke center accreditation as well as general surgery center of excellence. These benefits and services provide nationally recognized health care for residents of Carbon County.
Construction of the additional rooms began in January 2022. The new ED offers the same nationally ranked quality of care for which St. Luke’s is known.
Among the features of the state-of-the-art St. Luke’s Carbon Campus ED, each room has:
- Its own walls and doors, allowing for privacy;
- Cardiac monitors;
- A bed that can weigh patients for calculating prescription dosages; and
- A television to help patients pass the time while waiting for test results and treatment.
The expansion also has created new jobs for nursing and ancillary staff within the ED.
Located just off the Mahoning Valley interchange of the PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (Interstate 476) and Route 209, St. Luke’s Carbon Campus is a 160,000-square-foot hospital with three stories and capacity for 80 private rooms. It also has 24-hour critical care with 12 ICU beds, state-of-the-art operating rooms, and the most advanced radiology and diagnostic technology available to the region.