Fifteen beds opened in a new Observation Unit Oct. 5, with seven more scheduled to open in the following two or three weeks.

The new unit is located on the sixth floor of Ruby Memorial, just past the entrance to the NICU. In Epic, the new unit is called “OBSU6N.”

A new 12-bed Observation Unit on the third floor of Ruby is tentatively scheduled to open around Nov. 15.

The 12-bed unit will be in use until the new southeast tower is completed and will be converted to ED exam rooms after the tower is open.