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Adventist GlenOaks Hospital emergency department turns two

Adventist GlenOaks Hospital invites the community to celebrate the second birthday of its Shanahan Emergency and Trauma Center. The celebration kicks off from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, at the hospital, 701 Winthrop Ave.

Enjoy free food, live entertainment, games, back-to-school supplies and giveaways. The first 100 participants will receive a free bike helmet, and the first 100 eligible parents will receive a child safety seat. There will also be a raffle prize of a Nintendo Wii entertainment set.

Adventist GlenOaks Hospital’s ER has gone through much revamping over the past two years and in 2008 the newest change was in the name. Hospital officials renamed the emergency department The Shanahan Emergency and Trauma Center in honor of Dr. Joseph Shanahan, medical director of Emergency Services at the hospital. Shanahan pledged a $500,000 gift to the GlenOaks Hospital Foundation, the largest gift the foundation has ever received.

The center includes 19 private, spacious treatment suites that consist of primary exam suites, cardiac exam suites, trauma and pediatric suites as well as psychological exam rooms. The private suites each have televisions, telephones, internet access, natural light and nurse call buttons. There are also separate family lounges to give family members the ability to remain on-site while giving the patient and health care professionals privacy when needed.

“If you’ve never visited the emergency department, now is a great time to see us,” Shanahan said. “We want to celebrate with the community.”