CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center gets a makeover

(SAN ANTONIO, TX – June 17, 2014) – CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System leadership is pleased to announce a makeover and renovation at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center (CSRH – MC). The changes to flow and space, which began in March and are scheduled to be completed at the end of this month, are strategically designed to improve the patient care process.

As part of this project, the surgical facilities and spaces will be increased, and the overall capacity within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) will be strengthened. With the recent Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) designation, Associates in all units at CSRH – MC are being trained to provide high-quality elder care in order to improve the health of hospitalized seniors.

Additionally, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center has received $500,000 from the Hazel and Fred Kingman Endowment to renovate and enrich The Orthopedics and Neurosciences Center, which is scheduled to open on June 24, 2014. In addition to the Center, the Hazel and Fred Kingman Education Conference Center will be unveiled on this day during a Ribbon Cutting, Blessing, and Grand Opening celebration.

In preparation for these major upgrades, CSRH-MC leaders held discussions with physician partners, team leaders, and Associates. These conversations provided invaluable perspectives which were considered and applied during the planning phase.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center’s commitment to patient safety and process improvement is paramount in the design updates. Some of the benefits of this makeover include:

• Extension of the Acute Care for the Elderly unit to all units throughout the Hospital in order to provide high-quality, specialized care to all hospitalized elders.
• Enhancement of patient care in the 10-bed ICU.
• Introduction of new approach to Patient and Family Centered Care in ICU with rounding seven days a week by an Intensivist, a physician who specializes in the care of critically ill patients.
• Establishment of 22 Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) beds including six rooms with hardwired monitoring and long-term ventilator capabilities.
• Improvements and upgrades to patient rooms and treatment areas in The Orthopedics and Neurosciences Center.

“These improvements are examples of the change we will continue to embrace as we move forward,” said Chris Bowe, FACHE, vice president and administrator, CSRH – MC. “CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center embraces our mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, and we celebrate the opportunity to improve our care processes for our patients.”

Located in the South Texas Medical Center, CSRH – MC is a preferred acute care destination for patients and physicians throughout South-Central Texas. The campus brings together compassionate care, state-of-the-art equipment, knowledgeable Associates and physicians, and educational support to provide quality services, such as cardiology, general surgery, orthopedics, and urology, in a safe, family-centered environment for all patients.

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