Standalone ER open house set for Saturday

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - A new stand-alone emergency room is set to open at the corner of 419 and Ogden Road in the Tanglewood Mall area of Roanoke County.

The 10,000-square-foot LewisGale Medical Center Cave Spring ER has eight private patient rooms, an on-site laboratory, and diagnostic medical equipment.

"A free-standing ER basically gives a third option. If anyone has been in any of the emergency departments here they know it's very busy. This will allow for less waiting, more immediate care," said Emergency Services Director Michael Henson.

The hospital is inviting the community to come check it out at an open house Saturday, December 2 at 2706 Ogden Road.

The open house will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include tours, food, and kid-friendly activities.