In 2016, Campbell County Health realized that many of their patient rooms were too small, awkward, and limited when it came to accommodating equipment, providers and families. Providers at Campbell County Memorial Hospital toured several other hospitals to see what worked for them, and what they would liked to have done better. A remodel of CCMH began in 2018 with that input, and this week, a new maternal health wing — Phase I of a project that will be completed next year — was unveiled.
“I’ve worked in other places where new units were built. This work team, comprised of staff, was actively involved in planning [the remodel],” says Director of Maternal Child, Josephine LeMaster. “That’s huge. You don’t see that elsewhere.”
Based on projections, there are now less rooms than before, but they will better serve the patients that will stay there. There are now eight “LDRPs,” where a patient can go in to labor, deliver, recover, receive postpartum care, and then be discharged, all from the same room. There are also three postpartum rooms, four flex space rooms where surgery can be performed (with more being built.) A pneumatic tube system will quickly transport samples and medications back and forth between the unit and the pharmacies and labs.
The new patient rooms will create a functionally effective workspace and flow, and is estimated to serve CCMH for the next 40 to 50 years. The OB section will officially be finished the end of July, with Medical/Surgical and Intensive Care units to be completed next.