Critical Care patients at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital will have the benefit of a private room. The $3.7 million expansion project, which started in December 2012, is nearly complete.
The ICU expansion was necessary to improve the overall utilization of the intensive care beds at Teays Valley Hospital. Having four semi-private rooms caused the capacity of the ICU to drop if there were patients with different infections who had to be isolated.
The ICU addition will also provide two additional beds for the future as our hospital grows.
Private rooms in the ICU not only reduce infection rates but also improve the overall healing process for our patients. The quietness of a private room will help to ease the stress of a stay in ICU. Stress can increase blood pressure and may contribute to a longer length of stay in the hospital.