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GREAT FALLS- This morning, September, 11th Benefis Health System gave KFBB an inside look to a section of their new emergency department.

Inside the emergency department, there’s a brand new space called the 
Critical Care Pod that opens tomorrow, September, 12th at 9 a.m. It holds trauma bays, behavioral health rooms, and critical care rooms.

Benefis said this space is designated to dealing with a higher level of care for people who are extremely ill and need care faster.

“Once we get it all said and done we will have nearly double the square feet. We will go from 18 rooms to up to 33. We will be the largest emergency department in the state Montana when we're finally done with all the construction,” said Kevin Langkiet, the Director of Emergency and Critical Care Services at Benefis Hospital.

Two phases of the three series project have now been completed. The final part is starting at the end of this month and Benefis plans to open it in January.

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