Thornton, CO, January 26, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- On January 24, 2019 North Suburban Medical Center opened a brand new state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit, marking the completion of construction project that started in 2017. The new unit contains 12 all private rooms with private bathrooms and is equipped with brand new equipment designed to care for the hospital’s sickest patients.
“It is incredibly exciting to see the completion of this project and to know that we are expanding and adding vital services to serve our community,” said Daphne David, president and CEO of North Suburban Medical Center. “It truly marks a commitment to serve everyone in our community and paves the way for us to grow the services for the people we serve.”
The new ICU is strategically located next to the Emergency Department and Radiology and Imaging Departments to ensure that patients receive any radiology or Cath lab services quickly and can be easily transitioned from the Emergency Department for intensive care.
The ICU was constructed on a vacant piece of land directly behind the Emergency Department and additional floors can be added over time, which may potentially mark the eventual creation of a larger hospital tower for North Suburban.
This new ICU adds to the number of intensive care beds and thus, increases the number of patients that can be served. It is not a replacement of the existing ICU, but an extension of the operations.
The current ICU at North Suburban Medical Center will continue to operate and see patients, and patients will flex between the two ICU spaces as they progress through their care. The new ICU addition brings the total ICU beds to 28 at North Suburban ensuring adequate space to fulfill the needs of the growing community in the North Metro Denver area.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on January 22, 2019 to celebrate the opening of the ICU and patient admissions to the new unit began on January 24, 2019.
About North Suburban Medical Center
North Suburban Medical Center is the highest-quality hospital in north Denver. As a member of the HealthONE family of hospitals, North Suburban is one of just two hospitals in the state of Colorado to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures each of the last five years. In addition, North Suburban is the only hospital in north Denver to receive an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Group’s biannual patient safety ratings the last nine surveys. North Suburban has been honored by the Women’s Choice Awards as one of America’s Best ERs and one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. Licensed for 157 beds, North Suburban is located in Thornton, Colorado, a 10-minute drive from downtown Denver.