PACE — Santa Rosa Medical Center’s Emergency Room at Pace opened its doors 3 p.m. June 4 at 4250 Woodbine Road, Pace.

This is the hospital’s first and the community’s only freestanding emergency department. The facility is located at the corner of U.S. Highway 90 and Woodbine Road, and will available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve patients who experience medical emergencies.

“We are committed to expanding access to emergency services to meet the needs of our rapidly growing community,” said Santa Rosa Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Doug Sills. “Santa Rosa Medical Center’s Emergency Room at Pace is conveniently located and will provide easy access, closer to home, for many in the area.”

The new ER will be equipped to treat patients with illnesses and injuries that require a higher level of care than urgent care facilities offer. It will have eight private patient rooms with radiology and lab services on-site. Many emergency services can be effectively managed at freestanding emergency departments without the need for transfer to a traditional hospital setting.

Board-certified emergency physicians, registered nurses and other patient care providers will staff the center.

“Our team of emergency physicians is looking forward to being part of this exciting new venture," said Dr. Burnell Brunious, director of the SRMC Emergency Room. "This facility will be a first in our community and we are pleased to be able to offer high quality emergency care at another convenient location.”