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Alvarado Hospital is celebrating the opening of its new emergency department with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday morningDecember 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 holding a Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) from the American College of Emergency Physicians, meaning that our staff is specifically trained, and our facility is specifically outfitted, to care for the needs of 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.