Allina will add 24-hour ER to WestHealth in Plymouth

WestHealth ER

An artist’s rendering of the emergency department, at right, planned for Allina’s WestHealth facility in Plymouth.

[Star Tribune, Jan. 13, 2012] Allina Hospitals & Clinics said it is adding an emergency department to its WestHealth facility in Plymouth — a project expected to cost between $5 million and $8 million.

The new department will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with emergency room doctors affiliated with Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. The 18,000-square-foot addition will be attached to the current campus, at Interstate 494 and Hwy. 55.

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