Trinity To Open New Critical Care Unit

October 13, 2010 3:53 p.m.

Officials at Trinity Health System have announced the opening of a new Critical Care Unit at Trinity West. Over the past several years, Trinity has been actively improving the inpatient services throughout Trinity West. In 2009, Trinity opened two new patient care units featuring private rooms with amenities comparable to a fine hotel. The new Critical Care Unit was designed and constructed for $1.9 million.

According to Keith Murdock, Trinity Spokesman, "Trinity's commitment to providing the very best hospital inpatient care is evidenced by our dedication of significant funding and resource allocation. The new Critical Care Unit at Trinity West is another reason to choose Trinity for healthcare services."

The new Critical Care Unit features a quiet environment with sound absorbing floors and ceilings like the new patient care units at Trinity West. All rooms are private. Patient and staff safety has also been improved with ceiling lifts in every room for safer patient transport from bed to chair. A new nurse call system with continuous staff location and voice activated communication allow for easier hands-free communication with and “all call” system for emergencies. Satellite monitoring in various locations throughout the unit provides for constant observation of patient conditions. A specific room has been designated for bariatric patients with a ceiling lift and specialized furniture. The unit also includes a designated respiratory isolation room. Individual nurse work stations are located outside of each patient room for continuous monitoring of the critical patient, equipped with a computer for quick access to patient information.

"Trinity will continue to expand and enhance its inpatient services in its quest to be the best regional health center in the Tri-State area," Murdock added.

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