Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Joseph Akif, RN, Northwest Medical Center Emergency Department director, and Jamie Gall, RN, inspect a piece of medical equipment in the renovated ED.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, The Fast Track Unit accommodates low to high acuity patients. From left, ED staff members Money Welton and John Thurman review intake data, while Kaylani Jackson, RN, assistant manager of the ED, checks a chart.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, The renovated emergency department at Northwest Medical Center can handle 57 patients at a time. Approximately 25 percent of ED patients are admitted to the hospital as in-patients.