As part of its ongoing modernization program, Mount Desert Island Hospital is renumbering its floors and rooms to reflect the operation of its improved facilities. The latest improvement, funded by a recently completed capital campaign, includes an Inpatient Care Center with larger patient rooms, a new Critical Care Unit, and waiting room area.
The Hospital’s main entrance, emergency room, radiology and physical therapy departments, laboratory, cafeteria and orthopedics clinic are located on what has been the Basement Floor but is now identified as the First Floor.
Patient rooms located on what is now the second floor Medical/Surgical Unit will be re-assigned numbers that start with two rather than one. Likewise, Telemetry, ICU and Obstetrics Department rooms will begin with the number three to reflect their third floor location.
Construction on the new third floor Inpatient Care Center is expected to be completed in the fall of 2008. At that time, all patient rooms will be relocated to the third floor. “By centralizing all patient rooms to one floor, we will greatly enhance the efficiency of our staff and the privacy and comfort of our patients,” remarked Hospital CEO and President Art Blank.
“As part of our continuing effort to improve and modernize our facilities, this new floor plan is designed with the comfort of our patients and visitors in mind,” added Mr. Blank.