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Easing ER waits: Windber’s $6.5M expansion set to begin next year

Construction of a new, $6.5 million emergency department is expected to begin next year at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber. Barbara Cliff, Windber Medical Center’s president and chief executive officer, said hospital staff have been able to keep wait times relatively short for emergency visits.

“We monitor that very closely,” Cliff said, adding that the current emergency-room wait is posted on the home page of the hospital’s Web site, www.windbercare.org.