MORRIS – Last March, Morris Hospital opened its new emergency department in renovated space on the hospital’s first floor, dramatically changing the experience for emergency patients. Since then, the former emergency department has been transformed into a new cardio diagnostics department and interventional prep/recovery area as part of the next phase in Morris Hospital’s main campus modernization project.
The new cardio diagnostics department provides enhanced facilities for patients undergoing EKGs, echocardiograms, stress tests, cardioversions and other cardiac diagnostic services, as well as EEG (electroencephalogram) and EMG (electromyography) neurology studies. All of the testing rooms are bigger and more functional, resulting in enhanced privacy and patient care.
Along with the newly renovated space, Morris Hospital has added new stress testing and EMG equipment, as well as a new tilt table that is used to assist with specialized diagnostic studies.
Located adjacent to the cardio diagnostics department is the new interventional prep/recovery area. It features five private bays for patients preparing for and recovering from an interventional radiology or cath lab procedure, such as angioplasty or the insertion of a pacemaker, defibrillator or PICC line.
The Phase 2 renovations also included upgrades to the X-ray rooms at the hospital, bringing upgrades to the entire imaging services department to near completion. Renovations completed last year resulted in a new women’s imaging center with a separate subwaiting area for women having a mammogram, bone density test, stereotactic breast biopsy or ultrasound. Along with the women’s imaging center and X-ray rooms, the newly renovated imaging services department features ultrasound and CT capabilities. The nuclear medicine testing area of the imaging services department is slated for renovations in 2021. The main campus modernization project also has resulted in a new infusion therapy center and outpatient laboratory, along with renovations to the main lobby.
Next, Morris Hospital is making plans for renovations that will modernize the hospital’s peri-operative services facilities, including the operating rooms, post-anesthesia recovery unit, sterile processing and ambulatory surgery unit. These renovations are expected to begin in summer 2021.
Serving patients at 25 locations, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Coal City, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Minooka, Morris, Newark, Ottawa, Seneca and Yorkville. Through the services of more than 1,700 health care professionals, physicians and volunteers, Morris Hospital provides lifesaving cardiac intervention with angioplasty and stents, a radiation therapy center for cancer patients, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, sleep center, and walk-in urgent care at four locations. Morris Hospital is a Level II trauma center, Level II perinatal care provider and primary stroke center. The hospital is known for its compassionate and personalized approach to health care.
Source: The Daily Chronicle