The expanded, state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit at UHS Wilson Medical Center welcomed its first patients on January 8. The 10,000-square-foot unit on South Tower 2 features 14 private rooms with nurses’ stations immediately outside each door. Advanced technology in the ICU includes a new computer system, specialized cardiac monitors and electric patient lifts. Ceiling-mounted equipment booms allow 360-degree access to patients. The large patient rooms include noise-reduction measures and large windows to promote a healing atmosphere.
“As the area’s only Level II Trauma Center and leading provider of cardiology and neurosurgery services, it’s extremely important for us to be ready to handle the most complicated and serious cases,” says John Carrigg, senior vice president, chief operating officer at UHS.