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Emergency Department Observation Unit Opening June 1st

After extensive work between UC Irvine Health leadership and the Department of Emergency Medicine, we will open our new "Emergency Department Observation Unit" on June 1st! This expansion allows increased capacity for both the Emergency Department and the hospital for lower acuity patient admissions to be served in an operationally efficient and timely manner. This twenty bed, “23-hour unit” will off-load emergency department beds of patients who have typically required prolonged work-ups and observations, as well as keep hospital beds upstairs open for more acute patient needs. We hope to significantly improve our throughput for admitted patients with the addition of this new unit!