LewisGale proposing freestanding emergency room in Roanoke County

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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Roanoke County could be on the verge of getting a new free-standing emergency room in the coming years.

LewisGale Medical Center is petitioning the county to allow the E.R. at the intersection of Challenger Avenue and West Ruritan Road.

The new E.R. is expected to contract with a private ambulance service when completed.

A public hearing on the topic is scheduled for Oct. 22.

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