New state-of-the-art, 24/7 Emergency Department Open at UH Twinsburg Health Center

University Hospitals Twinsburg Health Center, 8819 Commons Blvd., opened a state-of-the-art Emergency Department (ED), operational 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The $2.4 million ED is fully integrated medically and operationally with the new UH Ahuja Medical Center located at I-271 and Harvard Road in Beachwood. Copyright 2011 WOIO. All rights reserved.

"Our new state-of-the-art ED exemplifies our commitment to the growing Twinsburg and surrounding communities and our desire to provide the highest quality health care to our patients," said James J. Benedict, Jr., President of UH Ahuja Medical Center. "We will be able to respond to all medical emergencies including strokes and heart attacks. In addition, we can provide critical care transport for patients needing a higher level of care, such as interventional catheterization and hospitalization if necessary at UH Ahuja Medical Center or UH Case Medical Center."

The 3,400-square-foot Twinsburg ED offers a wait time of no more than 30 minutes. The facility will house a full complement of radiology and laboratory services, such as digital radiography, CT and ultra-sound imaging.

UH Twinsburg Health Center's ED will complement the existing Urgent Care Center in the facility. Together they will have the capacity to care for approximately 20,000 people annually. Adult and pediatric emergency care at UH Twinsburg Health Center will be coordinated with the emergency care provided at all of UH's medical centers, including UH Ahuja Medical Center.

Located on the first level at the center of UH Twinsburg Health Center, the ED is easily accessible from either the Route 82 interchange or the Route 91 interchange off of I-480.

ED physicians, nurses and staff will work with the emergency medical service (EMS) squads in the surrounding communities of Northfield Center, Northfield Village, Twinsburg, Solon, Aurora, Hudson, Streetsboro and Macedonia to optimize care for patients. The ED also welcomes walk-in patients.

The UH Twinsburg Health Center is a significant project in UH's $1.2 billion Vision 2010 strategic plan. Other building projects include the new Seidman Cancer Center and Center for Emergency Medicine opening later this year at UH Case Medical Center, a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and the UH Ahuja Medical Center, which opened in March, in Beachwood.