Introducing the new ER at Banner University Medical Center


WIDE I’M VERY IMPRESSED ON THIS FRIDAY. NO MAJOR CRASHES AND EVERYTHING IS NOW FREE-FLOWING.>>>IN AN EMERGENCY IT’S ALL ABOUT GETTING TO A DOCTOR FAST. ONE OF THE VALLEY’S LARGEST HOSPITALS IS GETTING AN UPGRADE. DONJON NBC WALKED THE HALLS OF THE NEW BANNER UNIVERSITY ER WITH THE PEOPLE WHO HELP SAVE LIVES.>>Reporter: THIS NEW BUILDING OPENS IN A MONTH TO PROVIDE MORE SPACE, MORE ROOMS FOR PATIENTS AND EASIER ACCESS DURING AN EMERGENCY. WHEN LIVES ARE ON THE LINE EVERY SECOND IS CRITICAL.>>WHAT WE WORRY ABOUT MOST IS HOW TO GET THEM TO THE HOSPITAL QUICKER.>>Reporter: THOUSANDS PASS THROUGH THE EMERGENCY ROOM DOORS AT BANNER UNIVERSITY EVERY YEAR AND SOON THE HOSPITAL CAN CARE FOR EVEN MORE.>>63,000 PATIENTS OVER THERE. 92,000 PATIENTS OVER HERE.>>Reporter: THE NEW ER IS DOUBLING THE BEDS AVAILABLE GIVING DOCTORS THE ABILITY TO TREAT UP TO 80 PEOPLE AT A TIME.>>WE WILL BE THE LARGEST LOCAL — LEVEL I TRAUMA CENTER IN THE VALLEY.>>Reporter: DOCTOR BOW IS EMERGENCY ROOM DIRECTOR.>>WE HAVE MULTIPLE SPECIALTY ROOMS THAT WILL ALLOW US TO TAKE THE MOST CRITICAL PATIENTS.>>Reporter: THE NEW ENTRANCE WILL BE OFF 10th STREET JUST SOUTH OF McDOWELL. NO LONGER WILL YOU HAVE TO DRIVE UP A RAMP TO THE SECOND STORY.>>WE PUT A LOT OF THOUGHT INTO MAKING IT EASIER TO USE FOR THEIR OWN STAFF AS WELL AS US.>>Reporter: REPORTING LIVE WITH ABC15.>>THE VALLEY’S HEALTH INDUSTRY JUST KEEPS BOOMING. THEY HAVE BEEN EXPANSIONS AND EVEN NEW FACILITIES. THIS TUESDAY BAYLESS INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE WILL OPEN A CENTER IN PHOENIX AND IN GOODYEAR IN

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