Submitted by Oswego Health
Oswego Hospitalâ€™s renovation of its emergency room, the regionâ€™s gateway for the treatment of serious illness and injuries, is one more step closer to completion as four new patient treatment rooms have opened.
The four private rooms were unveiled August 3rd. â€œThe rooms are very patient friendly, comfortable and welcoming,â€ said Cupid Gascon, MD, Medical Director of Emergency Services at Oswego Hospital. â€œFrom the standpoint of the staff, the rooms provide advanced equipment in a larger area allowing them to provide exceptional care to the community.â€
Oswego Hospital offers the only emergency room in Oswego County. Once completed at the end of the year, the new ER will feature 17 private patient rooms, all with the latest in technology, including a state-of-the-art cardiac monitoring system. The department will also house a sub acute area, where those with minor illnesses and injuries will be treated.
The New ER is just a portion of the $18 million hospital project. Just as the ER work is under way, the adjacent medical imaging department is undergoing its own transformation. When finished, this department will offer some of the areaâ€™s most advanced medical imaging equipment.
Portions of the hospital project were finished earlier this year. A new laboratory and intermediate care unit were opened in March. The expanded lab features new instrumentation and automation to improve the departmentâ€™s efficiencies and testing turn-around time. One piece of new automated equipment moves specimens along a track, stopping them at stations where specific tests on that sample are performed.
Just down the hall from the lab is the intermediate care unit (IMCU), which is a new clinical service provided at Oswego Hospital. In the IMCU, specially-trained nurses deliver care to patients that need continuous monitoring, but not the critical services provided in the intensive care unit.
While all the recently opened hospital spaces are important, Oswego Health President and CEO Ann C. Gilpin said the new emergency room, is the clinical area that will most likely impress the public the most when it opens later this year. â€œThis is the department used most by the public and we have strived to make it as comfortable and patient friendly as possible. Along with the private rooms, the waiting areas will be large and welcoming. Our customer care representatives will be on hand in the waiting area 24-hours a day to ensure patients and their families are kept informed on the care that is being provided to their family member.â€
The Oswego Healthcare System includes Oswego Hospital, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a skilled nursing facility; Springside at Seneca Hill, a retirement living community; an urgent care center in Fulton, as well as health services centers in Mexico, Parish and Phoenix. For more information, call (315) 349-5500 or visit oswegohealth.org.