As part of a larger multi-phased Master Plan, the Emergency Department project was programmed to be able to accommodate the projected increases in volume. The design incorporates some new operational models to increase efficiency of the department and improve patient care. Vertical waiting and Prompt care areas were planned as self-sufficient pods that can be operationalized as volumes fluctuate. The project also includes new trauma rooms, pediatric rooms, triage bays and 46 acute care bays. There are radiology rooms directly adjacent to the trauma rooms to decrease the wait times for diagnostic imaging.