A new emergency department will open Thursday at Samaritan Hospital in Troy.

The state-of-the-art facility fulfills a variety of needs, with patient treatment spaces, behavioral health, rapid assessment and modern bed resuscitation rooms. It was built to fit the needs of the staff and the community, with several of the rooms being equipped specifically for accommodating senior patients.

"We surveyed the community; we determined what the true needs were," said Samaritan and St. Mary's CEO Norman Dascher Jr. "We developed this emergency room based on the needs of the staff as well as the community, so our staff can be efficient as possible and the community, all of the community's needs, can be met here."

The new emergency department is part of a larger redevelopment project that will focus on the construction, renovation and modernization of medical facilities that will serve Troy.