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Phase 1 complete of DCH ED renovation project

Phase 1 complete of DCH ED renovation project

Daviess Community Hospital proudly announces the completion of the first phase of its emergency department renovation project. This ambitious $4 million project not only expands the ED by 40% but also significantly enhances the range of services offered.

"This project will include the addition of two dedicated rooms designed for the treatment and containment of infectious diseases and the re-building of two trauma rooms," said Christina Wininger, RN, BSN, Daviess Community Hospital Emergency Department Director.

Beginning on January 9, the first phase included:

  • Renovation of eight emergency rooms
  • Construction of two trauma rooms
  • Expansion of the nurses' station
  • New paint, flooring, décor, equipment, and more
  • Construction of a medication room

"For six months, our emergency department staff have been remarkably patient and resilient during the construction. Their unwavering commitment to our patients during this ever-changing time has been truly inspiring, and I cannot thank them enough," Wininger said.

The second and final phase promises even more advancements:

  • Building six additional emergency rooms
  • Constructing one additional trauma room
  • Expanding the waiting room
  • Creating a new ambulance entrance distinct from the patient and visitor entrance
  • Creating a specialized safe room for patients experiencing a behavioral health crisis

"It has been thrilling to see this project move from planning to execution, especially now that we are halfway through," Wininger added.

The comprehensive renovation project is set to be completed by December 2024, marking a new era for Daviess Community Hospital in its mission to better accommodate and treat the thousands of patients who trust them with their care.

For more information about Daviess Community Hospital and its emergency department visit or call (812) 254-2760.

About Daviess Community Hospital

Daviess Community Hospital (DCH) stands as a beacon of health and wellness in southwestern Indiana. Serving the region with one 48-bed hospital, six specialty clinics, and six outpatient clinics, DCH is dedicated to providing top-tier medical care. Nestled in Washington, Indiana, this not-for-profit health system is one of the area’s largest private employers, boasting a team of over 620 passionate professionals. DCH is unwavering in its mission to improving the health of the people of the communities it serves not only by delivering excellent medical care, but also ensuring accessibility, promoting healthy living, and collaborating with local agencies to address community health needs. As an affiliate of Ascension St. Vincent, DCH is committed to being the healthcare provider of choice, continuously striving for excellence and innovation. Discover more about DCH’s services and commitment to health at

Daviess Community Hospital Emergency Department Director Christina Wininger, RN, BSN, as well as ED Coordinator Colton Williams and ED RN Janell Berry sit at the new nurses' station in the DCH ED.

A renovated emergency department room at Daviess Community Hospital featuring modern medical equipment, new paint, and updated flooring and décor, designed to enhance patient care and comfort.