The Enloe hospital ER on the Esplanade is reporting a 50 percent increase in patient intake, with 65 thousand patients per year. They're planning now to build a new facility to address the problem.
A new three-story, 126 thousand square foot medical facility could soon spring up on this plot of land on W. East Avenue. The hospital says its meant to consolidate all prompt care patient services under one roof.
Neighbors of the soon-to-come facility say they are glad more medical facilities are being built, but are more concerned about potential traffic congestion. One man we spoke to cited the unfinished construction planned for Eaton Road.
The hospital says that they've taken that into account, saying they have completed a traffic study of Highway 32 up past the 99 junction to track what the traffic flow would be like once the office building is completed.
But residents are still left wondering how the city plans to manage the flow of traffic.
Once approved by the city council, construction is expected to begin in April. The hospital says the new facility will be able to see 500 patients a day.
- Enloe Medical Center Plans Expansion
- Enloe Medical Center Debuts 'Wall of Hope'
- Enloe Medical Center Free Flu Vaccinations
- Former Enloe Medical Center Nurse Sentenced After Patient Death
- Contract Extended Between Enloe Medical Center and Anthem Blue Cross
- Enloe Medical Center and Anthem Blue Cross Extend Contract
- 700 participate in Enloe Medical Center's Heart & Sole run
- Man arrested for making threats at Enloe Medical Center
- Enloe Medical Center and Anthem Blue Cross reach contract agreement
- Tree Branch Hitting Powerline Causes Outage in Chico Including Enloe Medical Center