Someone To Watch Over You
Innovative special care rooms contribute to care of patients who need additional monitoring.
A nurse can monitor three patients at once
with new specialty care rooms
(room to the left not pictured).
Sometimes there are patients in the hospital, who because of their condition, need to be monitored on a constant basis. They could be a high risk for falling or have dementia, for example. These patients often require one-to-one supervision. The new tower makes monitoring them more efficient.
On both the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors, special care rooms have been created. The rooms feature a station from which a staff member can monitor patients in three one-to-one rooms at the same time and they have been configured so that each patient bed is easily viewable from the station.
“When these rooms were designed we wanted to have a care provider as close to these patients as possible to really give them that patient-centered care that we pride ourselves on at Mary Greeley,” says Amanda Lass, RN, clinical supervisor for Medical/Surgical (4th floor in the new patient tower). “These rooms help us provide close monitoring for a variety of patients. We can give them personal one-to-one care with the ultimate goal of keeping them as safe as possible.”