Chilton Medical Center recently unveiled a new, state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit (ICU) featuring the latest technology and offering the highest level of care to critically ill patients. The $6.3 million renovation, funded in part by the Chilton Medical Center Foundation, was designed to optimize patient care and comfort while improving access to lifesaving medical technology and treatment.
“A stay in an ICU is often an overwhelming experience, both emotionally and physically, for patients and their families,” says Stephanie Schwartz, president, Chilton Medical Center. “Chilton’s newly renovated ICU has completely transformed the patient experience for patients with complex illnesses.”
The new space features 12 spacious, modern-looking patient rooms, as well as soothing homelike amenities, including private bathrooms, sleepover capabilities for family members and USB ports to charge their electronic devices.
Patient monitoring systems and specialized, lifesaving critical care equipment have also been upgraded, and a family consultation room has been created to allow family members privacy to discuss care and treatment plans.
In addition, Chilton recently added the most advanced critical care telemedicine program available, elevating the level of critical care available to our patients by providing an added layer of expert intensivists partnering with highly skilled physicians and nurses at the bedside.
The unit’s specially trained staff includes physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, social workers, and chaplains.
“This renovation reflects Chilton’s role as a leading provider of advanced health care services in the region and gives patients from our communities who suffer a critical illness or injury access to some of the most advanced programs and facilities designed for their specialized needs,” adds Schwartz.