Critical Care Unit renovation complete
Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital recently completed a renovation of the Critical Care Unit. The project was made possible by a $550,000 fundraising campaign and accomplished several important things:
Department managers propose projects for foundation funding
- Added a new storage area for equipment.
- Added an ADA-accessible bathroom for patients, equipped with a shower.
- Added a new HVAC unit to improve air flow and temperature for patients and staff.
- Added a ceiling-mounted patient lift for heavy patients. The population of overweight patients continues to grow each year.
- Added a medical air compressor and distribution system.
- Upgraded the flooring and paint throughout the unit.
Each year, hospital department and local physician clinic managers present ideas to the foundation board for equipment and programs that will benefit patients and employees. In 2013, the foundation funded $194,645 in proposals. Examples include:
- Needle visualization and portable ultrasound system for Surgery and Emergency departments
- Glucose sensor monitors for Diabetes Education Department
- Exam chair and vital signs monitor for Wound/Ostomy Department
- Newborn hearing screening machine for Girod Birth Center
- Spot monitors and rolling stands for Samaritan Sweet Home Family Medicine
- Harpist music therapy for Emenhiser Infusion Therapy Center