Less Patience Needed In Patient Pavilion
IRMC’S new, $6-million Patient Pavilion is providing the sick with faster, more efficient care.
Oncology nurse Tammy Jones and Dr. Charlie Phillips make sure patient Barbara Leonard is comfortable during her treatment. The new Ambulatory Infusion Unit, with chairs that provide heat and massage, is larger, lighter and allows greater flexibility in accommodating patients’ schedules.
When the Indian River Medical Center un-veiled its new Patient Pavilion in April it was viewed as a significant step in an ongoing effort to expand and modernize a hospital that had been serving the healthcare needs of Indian River County residents for more than 80 years.
In the months since the 13,000 sq. ft., $6-million facility opened on the second floor, convenient, patient-friendly access to medical services has been the order of the day, receiving high marks not only from patients but the employees who provide diagnostic, testing and treatment procedures. Theirs are the stories that, often untold, help delineate the advantages provided by the new pavilion and the many improvements that help them better perform their jobs.
Read the entire article in the November 2013 issue