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Front Page - Friday, January 24, 2020

Parkridge building new East Hamilton emergency room




Parkridge Health System is building a 12,000-square-foot emergency room at 7402 Lee Highway. - Rendering provided

Parkridge Health System is building a Parkridge North medical campus at 7402 Lee Highway. The first phase of construction – a full-service, 11-bed emergency room – is expected to be completed in mid-April. Located off I-75, between the Shallowford Road and Bonny Oaks Drive exits, the location will be the northernmost access point to emergency services in Chattanooga.

“Parkridge Health is growing to meet the needs of the growing communities northeast of Chattanooga, including Ooltewah, Collegedale, Apison, East Brainerd and Tyner,” says Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health. “This $12 million investment will bring more than 25 jobs to the community and allow easier access to emergency services with the convenience of bypassing the congested roadways surrounding Hamilton Place and Gunbarrel Road.”

The 12,000-square-foot emergency room will feature routine patient rooms as well as rooms designed for bariatrics, behavioral health, decontamination and isolation, pelvic exams and trauma and resuscitation. Physicians, nurses, technicians and ancillary staff will man Parkridge North around the clock.

Parkridge North will offer an array of diagnostic capabilities and support services, including CT and diagnostic X-ray, on-site laboratory, pharmacy oversight and radiology support.

The new emergency room is the first phase of a broader plan for Parkridge North. The second phase will include a medical office building that will house medical specialty offices.

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Source: Parkridge Health System