District One Hospital invites the public to see new see Emergency Department

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FARIBAULT, Minn. 7/27/2017 — District One Hospital, part of Allina Health, invites the community to tour its new Emergency Department during an open house on Thursday, August 3 from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome to the free event offering self-guided tours, refreshments and family-friendly activities.

“We are thrilled to unveil our new, modern Emergency Department which represents a significant investment in our community,” said Stephen Pribyl, president of District One Hospital.

Measuring 20,000 square feet, the new space offers a large, light, modern space for patients to receive medical care from doctors and nursing staff using the latest in medical technology. Boasting fourteen single-occupancy patient exam rooms, three of which are behavioral health rooms, two trauma rooms, cardiac monitoring throughout, pneumatic tube system and enhanced security, the entirely new addition more than doubles the previous space.

The Emergency Department offers advanced diagnostics, radiology and access to medical specialists. A level IV trauma center, the Emergency Department offers resuscitation and stabilization of critically ill and injured patients.

The hospital is designated acute stroke ready by the state of Minnesota. Staff are able to stabilize and administer life-saving medications to stroke patients.

The new Emergency Department will open to patients on August 8.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.