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Central Coast Hospital Completes Expansion Project, Which Includes More Than Doubling ER Size

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French Hospital in San Luis Obispo has completed a more than 8600 square foot expansion project which more than doubles the size of its ER.

A Central Coast hospital’s emergency room expansion project is finally complete, and with the ongoing coronavirus surge the timing couldn’t be better.

French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has added 8600 square feet to the facility.  The expansion more than doubled the footprint of the emergency room, which has been named the Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine.

The just completed phase of the project included the addition of state-of-the-art X-ray and CT imaging suites.

The project took the hospital from a five-bed ward, and semi-private rooms to 18 private treatment rooms.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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