San Jose, CA — Regional Medical Center of San Jose dedicated its new and expanded Emergency Room today, after the completion of a 3-year expansion and renovation project.

The new ED has several features that will increase patient efficiency and improve patient satisfaction, including 43 treatment rooms, 2 state-of-the-art Cardiac rooms and Trauma rooms.

“This project was a collaborative effort with our physicians and staff, who continued to treat more than 2-hundred ED patients each day during the construction project,” said Mike Johnson, Regional's President and Chief Operating Officer. “The ED renovation was part of Regional's $350-million expansion that included a new 4-story hospital tower that opened January 2014.”

The project added approximately 45-hundred square feet of space to the ED. Patients are greeted in a spacious reception area, designed with calm and healing colors.

Regional, a Level 2 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center and Heart-Attack Receiving Center, treats more than 75-thousand emergency patients each year from Santa Clara and surrounding counties.

"As one of the busiest emergency rooms and Trauma Centers in the region, Regional sees the most seriously ill and injured patients," says ED Medical Director Elaine Nelson. "Our new facilities will help us better meet the emergency medical needs of our community through advanced technology and patient-focused care."

About Regional Medical Center of San Jose

Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a Level II Trauma Center staffed by in-house specialists 24/7/365. The hospital provides a host of technologically-advanced services including Cardiovascular, Neuro, Orthopedic, Bariatric and General Surgery, Interventional Pulmonology, along with multi-organ Cancer Care, and services for Women and Children. Regional holds Joint Commission advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. It is a certified Chest Pain Center, Certified Atrial Fibrillation Program, county-designated STEMI (heart attack) receiving center, and an ACoS accredited Community Cancer Center. Regional is a recipient of Healthgrades 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. It is recognized by the Joint Commission as a 2011, 2012, 2013 Top Performing Hospital on Key Quality Measures™. The hospital has also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Healthgrades as a top performing hospital, and is home to the San Jose Institute for Robotic Surgery. For more information, visit:

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