San Dimas Community Hospital celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated, 11,500-square-foot west wing with a reception and ribbon cutting on July 26.
"This project is the culmination of three years of planning and reflects San Dimas Community Hospital's commitment to meeting the growing demands of the community," CEO Gregory Brentano said.
The 37-bed unit includes 16, semi-private, patient rooms, an isolation room and a new physical therapy facility. Rooms are equipped with advanced bedside monitoring and European style toilet and shower rooms.
"Since we have no more than two patients and frequently only one patient to a room, our nurses will be able to speak more openly to our patients without issues of privacy and will be able to elicit better responses from our patients about the care they require," Brentano said.
An open nursing station design allows for improved visual patient monitoring, computerized charting and better accessibility to meet patient and guest needs. Since doctors and nurses will both be located in the same station, communication will be enhanced resulting in more responsive and efficient patient care.
The wing is designed to promote patient comfort with a state-of-the-art climate control system, soft lighting, contemporary décor in warm colors and the latest in noise reduction technology.
The renovated wing expands San Dimas Community Hospital's current licensed bed count from 93 to 101 increasing the community's access to advanced health care services. The availability of additional beds will further reduce emergency room wait times, which are already among the lowest in the nation.
San Dimas Community Hospital promotes healthy living through 24-hour emergency care, a family birth center, and a full range of orthopedic, cardiopulmonary and gastrointestinal services.
More than 400 registered nurses, technicians and support personnel provide care in a convenient, compassionate and cost-effective manner.