SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Ellis Medicine celebrated the completion of the final piece of the new Neil and Jane Golub Center for Emergency Care at Ellis Hospital on Wednesday.
The new emergency room inside Ellis Hospital is made up of 61 private treatment rooms increased from 47. All the rooms are equipped with state of the art equipment and a new, larger waiting room. The span of the open floor plan is the size of a football field.
Kevin Carfagno is a Capital Region resident who recently benefitted from the new layout, equipment and hospitality.
“First of all, I got a parking spot right by the front door,” he said. “That’s rare. I sat down, and literally, the next minute, they’re like, ‘Okay, Mr. Carfagno, we’re going to have you back to a room.’”
The Neil and Jane Golub Center for Emergency Care at Ellis Hospital is expected to change the track of healthcare in the Capital Region.
“From the time I walked in the front door through the time I was discharged, I was really impressed with the overall facility and team because everyone was really friendly,” Carfagno said.
The money for the project was raised as part of the Campaign for Ellis Medicine and resulted in more than $26 million in community donations.