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Methodist Hospital’s $18.6 Million Renovation Aims To Address Higher Patient Volumes, Enhance Patient Experience

Published: Jan. 12, 2023

In an effort to meet a growing demand for hospital-based care with safety and satisfaction top of mind for patients and staff, Methodist Hospital is undergoing a more than $18.6 million renovation.

The renovation includes the opening of two new units, which will be equipped with more than 50 patient beds, patient-monitoring technology and adaptability features to address a variety of unique care needs.

The Progressive Care Unit (4 North), which opened in December, is dedicated to patients needing cardiac, vascular and thoracic care. The Medical Observation Unit (5 North), which is slated to open in summer 2023, will be home to patients who may need extra care and monitoring after a medical event or procedure. Both units have added security features and negative air-flow capabilities.

“If we learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that time is of the essence in mitigating spread,” said Josie Abboud, president and CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital. “Although we already have airborne infection isolation rooms established throughout the hospital, it was important that our new units were designed with the ability to implement even more of these rooms quickly and efficiently.”

Each new patient room was designed with added privacy, flexibility, more storage and modernized aesthetics. These features will help optimize staff workflow while enhancing the patient experience.

“We know that a comfortable environment can help patients feel better and heal faster,” said Carrie Phillips, Methodist Hospital’s cardiovascular service executive. “Each detail of this project was designed with the patient’s experience and outcome in mind and perfectly complements the expert care Methodist is known for.”

The newly renovated floors mark Methodist Hospital’s first opportunity for significant acute care space since June 2010.

“As our patient demand and growing volumes continue to increase, this renovation only reinforces our dedication and commitment to our mission of improving the health of our communities by the way we care, educate and innovate,” Abboud said. “It’s truly our honor and privilege.”

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