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Confluence Health Announces Opening Of New 24/7 Emergency Department

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Confluence Health has announced the opening of a new Emergency Department. This new service will be located at the Mares Campus at 820 N Chelan Ave in Wenatchee and will reside in the space that is now the Confluence Health Walk-In Clinic. The Walk-In Clinic will remain in the Mares building but will move to the east end on the ground floor to support the expansion of emergent services.

“We are excited to open this new Emergency Department to increase access and convenience for those that find themselves in the most unexpected medical situations,” said Jason Lake, MD., Chief Medical Officer of Confluence Health. “As a not-for-profit health system that provides care for communities across North Central Washington, our mission is to improve our patients’ health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost-effective manner. This emergency department serves as an extension of that care, delivering vital healthcare for emergency patients in their most critical time of need.”

Additionally, the facility will include dedicated isolation and decontamination rooms that can be used for patients who arrive at the ED with an infectious disease, behavioral health, or chemical contamination issue.

“We appreciate the opportunity to provide our patients and the community with the best we have to offer, as they deserve it,” said Dr. Eric Hughes, President of the Wenatchee Emergency Physicians. “The new emergency area means that we will increase our capacity to treat emergency conditions and will be able to provide patients with a better overall experience when they visit.”

The 9,500 square foot facility is projected to serve up to 50 patients per day and has an on-site CT scanner, ultrasound, X-ray and laboratory services.

“The new, state-of-the-art emergency department at Confluence Health is a great example of how Confluence is investing in our communities and technologies to improve the well-being of the patients we serve,” said Patricia Ortiz-Wachtel, Confluence Health Board Chair.

The opening of this new facility is planned for November 2, 2020.

New ED at Mares