Methodist Announces $25 Million ED Expansion

Published: Aug. 21, 2018

Facing a space crunch and a more than 20 percent increase in patient volume over the past five years, Methodist Hospital has launched plans to remodel and double the size of its emergency department.

The emergency room at 83rd and Dodge Streets saw almost 28,600 patients in 2017, up from just under 23,400 in 2013, said Dr. Joseph McCaslin, the emergency department’s medical director.

The $25 million expansion will increase patient rooms from 12 to 24. Officials say it is being designed to meet space and functional needs for the next 25 years.

Omaha World-Herald Reporter Julie Anderson: Facing a Space Crunch and More Patients, Methodist Plans $25 Million ER Expansion