The first phase of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s most ambitious construction project in the last 40 years is now open and receiving patients. Upon completion, the new Kendall Emergency Department will include a 14,000-square-foot addition and 11,000 square feet of renovations to the existing emergency department. The addition and select renovations were completed as part of the first phase, providing an expanded and modernized setting for the medical center to care for the current and emerging needs of their patient population. The remaining renovation work associated with the final two phases is underway with opening scheduled by fall of 2024.
In total, the facility houses two new trauma rooms, a behavioral health suite with five psychiatric holding rooms, 16 new and renovated patient rooms, support spaces and registration areas in addition to the Richard and Pamela Ader Foundation Lobby and the Marro Café. Exterior enhancements include a new main entrance with canopies and a new two-story atrium.