Ellis Medicine celebrates completion of Emergency Care Center

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.

“I think what we have set up here are a number of tracks, and when people come in with cuts and bruises and scratches, they don’t need to sit in a patient room and use a bed,” Neil Golub said. “They need service and to be taken care of, so they’ve set up a special truck just for those kinds of things.”

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.

“And with 61 rooms with equipment in each room, you do not have to trek your patients hither and yonder, and everything is right there and that much more efficient,” Jane Golub said.

“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.

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