10,000-square-foot facility will be named LewisGale Medical Center Blue Hills ER and be staffed with board-certified emergency room physicians and nurses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The facility provides the same services as an emergency room housed within a hospital. The facility is affiliated with Salem based LewisGale Medical Center and will employ over 30 staffers, including emergency physicians and nurses. The center will include walk-in and ambulance entrances, eight private treatment rooms, digital ultrasound, diagnostic X-rays, CT capabilities, and an on-site laboratory. “With a commitment to patient care as our focus, we are filling a gap by bringing high-quality emergency services to this part of the Greater Roanoke Valley which has seen significant growth,” said Lance Jones, market president of the health system. “This facility will also have the same advanced medical technologies and life-saving services that are available at our main ER on the medical center campus and at our freestanding Cave Spring ER. With this new ER, patients who live and work in this area will be able to receive services faster, resulting in better health outcomes.”
Roanoke is a city in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. It’s known for the Roanoke Star, also known as the Mill Mountain Star, a neon landmark overlooking the city from the summit of Mill Mountain. The surrounding park area is home to trails, picnic areas and the Mill Mountain Zoo. Downtown, the Taubman Museum of Art highlights work by American artists like Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent.