YUKON — With the county's zooming growth, it's only natural to expect more mad dashes to the emergency room. And now Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital can better manage the rush. The hospital recently completed an emergency room with 18 beds. The hospital opened in 2001 with four ER beds, just about the time Canadian County began a major growing spree. The county population increased to more than 109,000 people in 2009, a 25 percent leap since 2000. The hospital initially rearranged and borrowed from other areas to open four more beds to help meet the demand, said James Moore, hospital president. Patient flow has improved and the ER waiting room is now separate from the other areas. Previously, people waiting for babies to be born waited along with other patients needing to get into the emergency room. "The emergency department is kind of the front door to the hospital for many people. To redo that and do it right, we're all very proud of that,” Moore said. About 200,000 people visit the emergency room each year. The new emergency room is part of the $30 million expansion. The project should be complete by the first or second week in September, Moore said. The project will include a third floor, a 30-bed medical and surgical unit, along with a bigger radiology area, a pharmacy and a laboratory. About 42,000 square feet will be added to the existing 128,000-square-foot building. With more space will come more doctors. Moore said the hospital expects to add 20 or more doctors to the hospital staff in the next 10 years. About 300 physicians work at the hospital, with roughly 35 of those making up the core physician group. Construction on the building began in spring 2008. The project is funded from a bond approved in 2007 by the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority.