JEFFERSON HILLS, Pa. (KDKA)– The local community celebrates the opening of the latest addition at Jefferson Hospital.

Highmark Health, AHN, and Jefferson Hospital officials joined the community for the ribbon-cutting of the hospital’s new emergency department today.

The Jefferson Hospital emergency department is 34,000-square-feet and is expected to serve over 50,000 patients annually.

The $21-million facility is reportedly one of the busiest departments serving the Lower Mon Valley, the South Hills of Pittsburgh, and all surrounding areas.