DERBY, Kan. (KSNW) – For years, the people of Derby and south Sedgwick County have had to travel longer distances to get emergency care.
Previously, people in the area have had to rely on other locations like the main ER in Wichita or the ER in Woodlawn.
Over the last few years the population on that side of the county has seen an increase, leading to Wesley Healthcare to look into ways to meet the growing demand.
That demand will finally get some relief with the opening of the new Wesley Derby Emergency Room.
KSN got to see inside the new freestanding emergency department.
It’s a $10 million project that includes 11 emergency room beds, various imaging capabilities and an on-site lab.
The new location at 63rd Street South and Rock Road in Derby will be staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians.
Wesley first broke ground on the project back in April. Now, the location is their fifth ER.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Wesley Derby Emergency Room is today at 1 p.m. at the ER’s location at the corner of 63rd Street South and Rock Road.