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Machias hospital expands its emergency room

MACHIAS - Officially, the new addition to the emergency department at Downeast Community Hospital doesn't open until next week.

But hospital officials gave us a sneak peek this week.


The expansion triples the size of the E. R. Today, there are five exam rooms in the E. R., but when the doors open to the public next Wednesday, there will be ten additional rooms, including one devoted to trauma patients.


Hospital CEO Dennis Welsh said "It's going to be a big addition to the hospital. And to our patients it's going to help reduce waiting time, better care, more compassionate care, more privacy."


The nearly $4 million project was completed in just about a year, under schedule and under budget.