Beyond patient and physician considerations, input from area ambulance squads was also incorporated into design decisions including a covered ambulance entrance and lounge area to protect these first respondents from bad weather, as well as a squad room to relax and refresh in before their next call.
Phase 3 will focus on renovating the pre-existing Emergency Department and Trauma Center and adding the finishing touches to the department. It is scheduled to be completed this summer. In this final phase, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pediatric Emergency Care Center will grow from eight to 11 beds and add separate infectious and noninfectious reception areas. Features such as doors in treatment rooms and the addition of a pediatric resuscitation room that can also be used for pediatric trauma are among the new features to be added.
The major component that differentiates a Trauma Center from an emergency care facility is the requirement for 24-hour availability of a team of specially trained healthcare providers with expertise in treating severely injured patients. St. Mary has the only state accredited Trauma Center in Bucks County and has full access to a wide range of highly advanced diagnostic services. It is one of 31 regional trauma centers to meet the tough standards required for accreditation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundations (PTSF). The Trauma Center includes state-of-the-art trauma bays with immediate access to diagnostic services and a sterile operating-room environment. Trauma patients are given priority admission and immediate access to full services, includin
|SOURCE St. Mary Medical Center|
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