emergency department

Emergency Department

In an emergency, seconds count.  First responders need to be confident and know the emergency department has capacity to serve their patients. Physicians and staff need adequate space and resources to quickly assess and treat patients. With over 85% of patients at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital seen by a Board certified physician in under 30 minutes, we are far exceeding the national average of 45 minutes. However, our Emergency Department is currently beyond its capacity - serving more than 27,000 patients a year in a space designed to accommodate 16,000. In order to continue our exceptional care, we need to expand.

Updates and Additions
  • Nine new patient rooms will be added including an isolation room for critical patients, a specialized room for behavioral health, and a dedicated GYN/GI room, doubling the existing patient capacity.
  • All rooms will be private and centered around patient comfort and greater visibility to caregivers.
  • Enhanced triage and fast track design to streamline flow so that patients receive the most appropriate care possible.
  • Additional parking will accommodate patients and visitors.

For more information about the Legacy Campaign, please contact us.

Dr. Reynoso

“An expanded Emergency Department will enable physicians to quickly assess patients and determine the most appropriate care for urgent cases.”

Juan Reynoso, MD, Medical Director, Emergency Services