- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Wesley Medical Center is planning a $1.3 million expansion of its Wesley West ER & Diagnostic Center, at 13th Street and Tyler, to accommodate more patients and add minor emergency care services, called Ready Care.

Wesley expects to start construction in September.

“Wesley West ER continues to see more patient year over year,” Bill Voloch, Wesley Medical Center’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “Expanding the number of beds available and incorporating a Ready Care area to offer immediate care for small emergencies will help continue to provide quality, fast care to our patients in west Wichita.”

Wesley will add four beds to the 11-bed, 24-hour facility, as well as the Ready Care area, which offers immediate care for small emergencies, such as sprains, sore throats and ear infections.

Wesley has five emergency rooms in the Wichita metro area, including Wesley Medical Center’s main ER and pediatric ER, Galichia Heart Hospital’s ER, Wesley West ER & Diagnostic Center and the upcoming Wesley Derby ER. Last year, Wesley saw nearly 120,000 patients in its emergency rooms.

The five emergency rooms, called the Wesley EmergencyCare Network, seeks to hold the average wait time to less than 10 minutes between arrival and the start of treatment.

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