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ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) – St. Anthony Medical Center had a lot to celebrate Thursday morning as it opened its new emergency room.

The ER, which sees approximately 70,000 patients annually, is intended to cut down wait times and improve the overall experience.

Construction for the projected began in September and is estimated at $1 million in costs.

The new ER features flexible triage rooms, an EMS and patient flow communications center and front desk.