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Caguas’ Menonita Hospital opens new emergency room

The modernized emergency room facilities took a year to remodel.

Menonita Hospital in Caguas on Thursday inaugurated its remodeled emergency room facilities at a cost of $600,000 that includes specialized stretchers, cardiac monitors, a nurse call system, new signs and new emergency plant.

“Today we present by far the most modern, spacious, comfortable and practical emergency room in Puerto Rico,” said hospital Administrator, Eric Grafals.

“Now Caguas and neighboring towns have at their disposal an emergency room that meets their needs because it was designed with each of the citizens who for years have put their health in our hands,” he added.

To complete the renovation of the 22,000 square-foot space took a year to complete and also comprises a separate pediatric emergency room and type II and III ambulance services available 24 hours, seven days a week.

“The project was carried out in seven phases, so that the services were never interrupted while we worked on the remodeling of the medical facility,” he said, adding architect Eduardo J. Rolon was responsible for the design.

Currently, the emergency room employs about 120 people. The remodeling created around 40 indirect jobs.

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