The rooms are on the fifth floor of Rapid City Hospital in a newly remodeled and refitted patient care area. The new rooms represent a $2.3 million investment by Monument Health. “Monument Health cardiovascular specialists, cardio-thoracic surgeons, intensivists, and other specialists are providing increasingly complex care to patients at Rapid City Hospital, which increases the need for ICU rooms,” said George Sazama, RN, Director of Intensive Care at Rapid City Hospital.
To accommodate more equipment, monitors and medical staff, the rooms are two to three times the size of a standard hospital room. In addition, the new rooms have extra oxygen lines and other infrastructure to allow for a higher level of care. ICU rooms have large glass doors so nurses can better observe patients in their care. ICU rooms have more space than a standard patient room to allow for more equipment, monitors and medical staff. The large glass doors allow caregivers to closely observe ICU patients.
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