HONOLULU - A blessing ceremony was held Thursday for a new emergency room at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children

The new space is double the size of its old ER, with 24 rooms and has an on-site satellite radiology suite.

The ER treats about 125 patients daily and close to 45,000 yearly. 

It's the only level three pediatric trauma center in Hawaii and the Pacific, which means it can deliver a high level of care with expert staff.

"There is some really cool technology in here that the staff can take advantage of and actually provide better care for our patients and families," Martha Smith, CEO of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children said. 

"We really outgrew our old space. The wait times were really a long time when it got busy. So this will allow us to decrease that, allow us to see patients for efficiently," Dr. Paul Eakin, associate director of the Kapiolani Emergency Department said. 

The current emergency room will stay open until 7 a.m. on Tuesday. After that, patients will be treated at the new ER.