Artist rendering of the KRMC Emergency Department expansion upon completion in October 2020. KRMC/File Image
KINGMAN – Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) has announced a 19-month project to expand its emergency department.
The expansion will include a new ambulance bay, additional waiting areas and nearly double the number of patient beds ― all in private rooms.
The existing emergency department will be expanded eastward toward Stockton Hill Road, where the current emergency parking lot is located. This expansion will provide extra space. A new ambulance bay and emergency department entrance will be constructed on the north side of the building.
The project began on May 1. First, a temporary ambulance bay is being built on the north side of KRMC at the pharmacy entrance. This door is now closed to the public. People are urged to use the main hospital entrance instead.
The temporary ambulance bay is scheduled for completion on May 20. At that time, KRMC will close the current ambulance bay facing Stockton Hill Road and redirect ambulances through the north parking lot to the new bay.
Ambulances traveling northbound on Stockton Hill Road will cross over to KRMC on Sycamore Avenue.
All area emergency response agencies have been notified of this change and appropriate signage will be posted.
After the temporary ambulance bay is complete, construction of the permanent ambulance bay and a new public entrance will begin on the north side of the building. Expected completion is August 1.
Once the new north-side entrance is open to the public, the existing emergency department entrance facing Stockton Hill Road will be closed. A fenced construction zone will be established around the current emergency parking area. This will stay in place until the building expansion is completed around October 1, 2020.
From now through August 1, people should continue to use the existing emergency department entrance and emergency parking area. After August 1, public access to the emergency department will be redirected to the new entrance on the north side of the building. Emergency parking will be designated in the north parking lot.
Road signs will direct the public on the appropriate route to the emergency department during and after construction. Please watch for further announcements as the project progresses.
For more information about the emergency department expansion project, please contact KRMC Public Relations at 928-681-5061.