BID-Plymouth now has 159 licensed inpatient rooms with more rooms being planned
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently approved the opening of 10, new single inpatient rooms at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth. The rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the East Building with five of the rooms on each floor.
The additional rooms were needed due to the hospital’s substantial increase in patient volume over the last three years since becoming part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center family of hospitals. Since joining with BIDMC in 2014, BID-Plymouth’s inpatient volume has grown more than 28% and is one of the fastest growing community hospitals in Massachusetts.
“We identified a need last year through community and patient feedback for additional inpatient rooms,” says Senior Director of Facilities Mark Tarlton. “Throughout the entire project we were focused on setting standards that we could then replicate in our East building which was built more than 50 years ago. This construction improvement project was a model of how we could do things to better serve the patients and allow the caregivers to better serve those patients.”
A new color scheme, additional hand rails and family space as well as energy-efficient windows and lighting are just some of the upgrades that are now setting the standard for inpatient rooms at BID-Plymouth.
“The new rooms will enhance patient experience in wonderful ways because we have these beautiful, spacious patient rooms and we’ve really put the patient in the center of our thoughts in terms of how we designed the rooms,” says Betsy Charron, Clinical Nurse Manager, #2 East. “The new rooms ensures that our patients are comfortable and allows our care providers the ability to always provide outstanding care in a comfortable setting.”
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