St. Lucie Medical Center’s Emergency Room to Open

St. Lucie Medical Center’s Emergency Room at Darwin Square Opens June 15, 8 a.m.

St. Lucie Medical Center will open its Offsite Emergency Room at Darwin Square on Monday, June 15 at 8 a.m.


The offsite ER will provide the surrounding community with immediate access to experienced, board-certified emergency room physicians and will offer a full range of emergency services.


“We are excited to open our Offsite Emergency Room at Darwin Square. By opening this facility we are offering quality and convenient emergency services for those that live in western Port St. Lucie,” said Jay Finnegan, St. Lucie Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer.


The St. Lucie Emergency Room at Darwin Square is committed to delivering comprehensive emergency medical services to the residents of western Port St. Lucie, 24/7. It was built with special consideration for pediatric and geriatric patients. The 11,000 square foot facility houses 11 private treatment rooms. Additionally, the facility includes a laboratory, a pharmacy and advanced imaging equipment – including a 64-Slice CT, Ultrasound and a Digital X-ray.


The physicians are board certified in emergency medicine and are committed to providing patients with the highest level of care and personalized attention. The multidisciplinary team of caring professionals, including nurses, respiratory therapists, radiology and laboratory professionals and pharmacists, all work together to provide quality care to patients. St. Lucie Medical Center’s Emergency Room at Darwin Square will provide the same level of care as the main campus emergency room located on Tiffany Ave.


Two events were held over the last week at the location, 3275 S.W. Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34953, to help raise awareness throughout the community. The Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday, June 6, was attended by over 1,000 people. In addition to the tours and safety information, each child was given a free teddy bear, theirs to keep, to walk through what they might expect as a visitor to the ER.


“We know an emergency room visit can traumatize the little ones. We hold Teddy Bear Clinics to help explain to children, and their parents, what they can expect when they visit an ER,” said Jim Kruger, Assistant Vice President of Nursing, St. Lucie Medical Center.


The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Wednesday, June 10, and was attended by over 200 local business leaders, community leaders and elected officials. The Mayor of Port St. Lucie, Gregory J. Oravec, Vice Mayor of Port St. Lucie, Linda Bartz, and Councilwoman of District 3, Shannon Martin, were present.

St. Lucie Medical Center is a 229-bed acute care facility.  Since 1983, SLMC has continually provided quality care to thousands of its neighbors on the Treasure Coast. The combined efforts of more than 400 skilled physicians and more than 850 dedicated employees have resulted in one of the most comprehensive healthcare facilities.

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