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As the cost of healthcare continues to rise and disparities in access grow, the role of the Emergency Department as the ultimate safety net is becoming more and more prominent. The past few years have seen record growth in emergency visit volumes. Beverly Hospital has followed national trends with a 25% growth over the last decade. In spite of the overwhelming need, hospitals always strive to provide the best care for our community, but sometimes resources are strained when the physical buildings were not originally designed to accommodate the exponential growth in patient volumes. At Beverly Hospital, we are proud to be completing the expansion of our Emergency Care Center after years of planning. We are doubling our physical space and moving into a state-of-the-art facility so that we can offer Montebello and its surrounding communities the latest and best in care. There are four new resuscitation bays, a new ambulance dock, new nursing station, and 15 additional beds. The staff and I are extremely happy that we will be able to minimize waiting times by having more space to immediately evaluate patients.