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CCH Virtual Tour of New Medical/Surgical, ICU Units at CCMH

CCH Virtual Tour of New Medical/Surgical, ICU Units at CCMH

Campbell County Health is excited to announce the opening of the new Medical/Surgical and ICU Units at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming.

Come join us for a virtual tour!

First, let’s see the original rooms, built in the mid-1980s. This is a typical Med/Surg room. You will notice the tight quarters between the bed and chair – and this room doesn’t have any visitors, family or medical equipment. The bathroom is equally as tight, particularly with medical equipment such as a walker or wheelchair. Next we will see an ICU room. Even in the 80s this type of care required additional equipment which warranted larger rooms; however, notice the toilet is part of the room and there isn’t a shower.

On to the new rooms. All patient rooms are accessible through the Main Entrance of the hospital. Use the East Elevators in the Main Lobby to reach the shared ICU and Med/Surg lobby, which is spacious and full of natural light. You may notice patients coming and going in this area, as there is now have a dedicated physical and occupational therapy gym for patients to gain strength and confidence. Unit secretary stations greet visitors upon entry to either unit.

Let’s go on in.

The whole goal of new patient rooms is put the patient at the center. The rooms are generally all the same layout and shape. Note the distinctive flooring to identify a six-foot perimeter around the patient as well as a separate sink for providers and visitors – all promoting increased infection prevention. Additionally, patients have a direct line of sight to the bathroom and their care board. Studies show that direct line of sight to the bathroom reduces falls and injuries. Each bathroom has enough room for medical equipment such as wheel chairs, walkers and providers.

Employee efficiency and safety were also part of the designing process. Nurse workstations just outside the patient room allow for greater efficiency and more time for patient care. Supply cabinets or nurse servers provide quick, bedside access to medical supplies and overhead patient lifts in several rooms promote fewer employee injuries.

On behalf of the CCH Board of Trustees, Administration and employees we welcome you to our modern patient rooms that will serve our community well into the next 40 to 50 years.

Statistics

Number of rooms

ICU

  • Old: 10
  • New: seven, with the option to flex into Med/Surg

Med/Surg

  • Old: 16
  • New: 18, with the option to flex into 22 (four rooms are shared with OB)

The approximate footprint of two new rooms is equivalent to three old Med/Surg rooms.

Construction started in March 2018 with the opening of Maternal Child rooms in June 2019. Work was well underway on Med/Surg rooms when Maternal Child opened allowing work to begin on the ICU rooms. Construction was completed in April 2020. Move is planned for the evening of May 28, 2020.

The project has come in more than $1 million under budget with the total cost of the project at $25,030,310. The budget approved in January 2019 was $26,886,000.

Learn more about the CCMH Inpatient Room Project at www.cchwyo.org/ptrooms.