Bluefield Regional Medical Center unwraps a bow to its brand new critical care unit.
It's been a day of celebrations with a ribbon cutting, door prizes and speeches from area mayors and hospital personnel. A dedication was also made to honor Doctor J. Brookins Taylor for his lifetime of service. The community open house showcased 17 new beds and the most advanced critical care equipment to meet community needs.
Bluefield Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Bill Hawley says these renovations are just the beginning for what's to come.
"It's a 5.1 million dollar investment into our community. We really think that with the additional services that we've been able to provide to this region such as our interventional cardiology program as well as increased surgical services. We've actually seen an increase in our volume in cardiology and surgery. Those are some of the specialties that drive the use of a critical care unit." - Bill Hawley, CEO, Bluefield Regional Medical Center.
Hawley says the new unit would keep people close to home while still getting the care they need. The CCU will be up and running Saturday April 12th. This marks the first renovation since 1979.
The new CCU features:
*17 private patient rooms, each with its own bathroom.
*spacious family waiting room.
*Physician/Family consultation rooms
*new equipment including, patient beds, touch screen vital sign monitors, recliners in each room, new furniture throughout the unit.