Thinking Beyond

Emergency Department Hard Hat Tour


Last week, the French Hospital Medical Center Foundation celebrated one of our most recent fundraising successes–the Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine–with a French Hospital family hard hat tour of the site.

The new Emergency Department will bring a multitude of new programs and services to the Central Coast, redefining expectations of health care in SLO County.

The tour began with appetizers in the Healing Garden–a green space designed for our patients to heal in comfort and serenity. Guests were then escorted to the ED, where they participated in an eight-stop tour through the Department.

Stop #1: Emergency Department Lobby


Stop #2: Private Geriatric Suite


Stop #3: Private Pediatric Suite


Stop #4: Trauma Suites


Stop #5 and 6: Secure “Safe Hold” Rooms Inspection and Isolation Suite

Stop #7: Staff Lounge & Work Station

Stop #8: Safety & Design Features

Thanks to everyone who helped make this a memorable and rewarding experience.


Beyond Health