NMC Opens New Inpatient Unit
On Monday, April 17, NMC unveiled its new Progressive Care Unit, an addition to the hospital’s inpatient space that offers private rooms for all our patients.
The private rooms offer more privacy for patients, as well as dedicated family zones. The unit also makes use of a decentralized approach to nursing, bringing care directly to the bedside. The unit’s smart design includes features like workstations at the bedside, hand-washing stations and storage inside the room. The unit also offers advances in infection control technology, convenient workstations, and color-coded way-finding.
Click here to view a video tour of the unit led by Facilities Director Tyson Moulton.
The new inpatient unit is situated at the end of the existing Medical-Surgical inpatient wing which will undergo renovation this summer and into the fall. An access corridor was built alongside the Med-Surg wing so that patients, visitors and staff can bypass the construction area and get to the new space.
The unit has been dubbed the Progressive Care Unit to indicate that all patients are treated here whether they receive intensive care or care for recovery of less serious injury or illness. The new addition includes 10 rooms equipped for intensive care, meaning NMC’s Intensive Care Unit will no longer be needed. However, non-intensive-care patients will continue to use this space until NMC’s renovations are finished in the fall.
For more information about our ongoing campus construction, feel free to call our Community Relations office at 524-1239.