Observation bays are designed with elevated windows to “facilitate comfort and a healing environment,” as well as opaque glass doors in place of privacy curtains for enhanced infection control and patient privacy.
The tower features a 24-bed surgical intensive care unit on the second floor and 26 medical/surgical and telemetry beds for oncology and acute-care patients on the third floor. The fourth floor is scheduled to open before the end of the year with 24 medical ICU beds, while the fifth floor will be placed into service as demand grows, the release said.
“As a premier academic medical center known for providing complex care for the sickest of patients, it was vital for both the local community and the region that we expand,” Dr. Wael Barsoum, the hospital’s president and CEO, was quoted in the release as saying. “I’m proud of the incredible commitment of our caregivers to achieve clinical excellence through patient-centered care and thrilled that we are able to offer this innovative facility to our patients.”