Monday, January 28, 2013

Elk Regional Requests No Visitors as Patients Move to New Unit

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Elk Regional Health Center’s clinical care team will be relocating all of the patients on the Health Center’s medical, surgical, and pediatric unit to the newly constructed unit.

During the transition, which will take place on Wednesday morning and afternoon, Health Center officials have asked that family members and friends refrain from visiting patients in order to ensure a smooth transition to the new unit.

Visitors will be welcomed to the new unit beginning Thursday morning, January 31. Questions about a patient’s new room number can be answered by Health Center personnel at the Registration desk or by nursing staff on the new unit.

To access the new medical, surgical, and pediatric unit on Thursday morning, visitors should take the elevator in the main lobby to the second floor.

For more information about the transition, please call the Health Center’s Public Relations Department at (814) 788-8532 or (814) 788-8832.

About The New Medical, Surgical, Pediatric Unit
The Health Center’s new medical, surgical, and pediatric unit includes 42 private patient rooms, each with its own bathroom and shower. Each room has a large window that floods the room with natural light. In addition to the latest technology for bedside documentation, the new unit features a virtually noiseless, state-of-the-art nurse call system that enhances the unit’s serene, healing environment. The unit is anchored by two modern nurse work stations and includes a large space for inpatient physical therapy.