West Florida Healthcare is proud to announce that the $10 million Perdido Bay ER is now open on the west side of Escambia County near Perdido Bay. The Perdido Bay Emergency Room is located on the northwest corner of Highway 98 and Blue Angel Parkway and is open and ready to see patients.
The new Perdido Bay ER includes 11 private patient beds, laboratory and diagnostic imaging services, including a 64-Slice CT scan and digital x-ray. The 10,820 square foot building also includes an ambulance entrance and convenient parking.
"From the very beginning of discussions about this project, it has been our goal to make it a true emergency department by including a full complement of services, staff and technology," said Mark Stavros, MD, Medical Director of West Florida Healthcare's Emergency Department. "We are equipped to handle everything from scrapes and sprains to patients who are experiencing chest pain and the symptoms of a stroke. Our nurses, physicians and staff will be trained in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support."
"Our research indicates that we will serve more than 150,000 adults and pediatric residents of West Pensacola, Perdido Bay and South Alabama" said Carlton Ulmer, President and CEO of West Florida Healthcare. "This new emergency room answers the need for increased healthcare services in this community which have declined over the past few years, due in part by the closing of the Naval Hospital emergency room."
"To have West Florida Healthcare make this kind of investment in our community and to be providing jobs and services that are needed is a huge win for us," said Lynn Mortimer, Perdido Bay Chamber of Commerce. "We have worked with West Florida Healthcare in the past and are looking forward to partnering with an organization that values quality, compassionate care."
The Perdido Bay ER provides 24/7 on-site emergency medicine physicians and maintains a staff of approximately 40 healthcare professionals.
Facts About Perdido Bay ER
- 24/7 adult and pediatric emergency care
- 11 private patient care beds
- Dedicated trauma room
- Diagnostic imaging, including 64-slice CT scan, ultrasound and x-ray
- Laboratory services
- Physicians specializing in emergency medicine on-site 24/7
- 40 full-time employees
- Nurses certified in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support
- Convenient parking
For more information, please call (850) 457-2200.