St. Joseph's Hospital Is Expanding To Enhance The Patient Experience

After nearly a year of construction, the St. Joseph's Hospital expanded Emergency Department will open at 5 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. The transformation of St. Joseph's Hospital will continue another six months to renovate other portions of the hopsital. 

The transformation of St. Joseph's Hospital on Savannah's Southside will make the 46-year-old building a modern, efficient healthcare facilty. The 18-month project began with construction on Feb. 11, 2016.

During this time, we still saw patients in the Emergency Department, Outpatient Surgery and performed outpatient services, such as imaging.

This page is the spot where you can get all of the information about where to park, where services will be located and where to enter the building until the opening on Monday, Jan. 23.


How St. Joseph's is expanding

The $21.6 million project is both an 17,000 square foot expasion and the renovation of another 13,000 square feet of existing hospital space.

  • The current emergency department will be expanded by 14,815 square feet.
  • Treatment rooms grow in size and there will be more of them.
  • We have designed the space to enhance the patient experience, be quicker as well as help staff to be more efficient.
  • The existing space will be renovated as will the waiting areas and entrances to the current outpatient surgery area and imaging services.
  • There will also be a new atrium, new waiting areas, a new access road, expanded parking, and new lobby space that is open, inviting, and which can be easily navigated. 
  • We are also changing our internal process by creating a quicker triage and a fast track area for lower acuity patients.
  • The waiting areas for the Emergency Department, Outpatient Surgery and Imaging will be exapanded and more user friendly.

Why is St. Joseph's expanding?

We are making these changes to address the increased demand from the community for a more efficient and consumer friendly emergency department. We have designed the space for co-workers to be more productive and created better visibility to patients and visitors entering the hospital. Our goal is to see patients quicker, in a friendlier environment and with amenities to enhance everyone’s experience.

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Campus: 11705 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419, (p) 912-819-4100
  • Candler Hospital Campus: 5353 Reynolds St., Savannah, GA 31405, (p) 912-819-6000
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St.Joseph's Hospital Campus: 912-819-4100

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