Tune into “10TV News Presents” tonight at 7 p.m. to watch “24 Hours of Trauma” featuring OhioHealth’s Grant Medical Center.
10TV came to Grant Medical Center in late May to give viewers a look at the inner workings of our Level I Trauma Center and the units, physicians and staff who care for these patients and their families.
They spent 24 hours shooting footage as 19 Trauma patients were brought in and cared for by the Trauma team.
Many thanks to our teams at Grant, MedFlight, Fire-EMS departments and the many others involved.
Rick Kelley, administrative nurse manager, Emergency Department, recently was recognized by Columbus Business First as a Health Care Heroes honoree in the Manager category. Rick’s engaging leadership style and his success in managing 150 associates was just one highlight of his nomination.
Rick has been instrumental in shaping patient care in the ED at Grant. He helped create a designated area of the ED solely for treating patients with minor ailments and injuries that reduced wait times. He also helped the staff adjust the admissions process for ED patients from nine to six hours and to reduce the average length-of-stay by 21 minutes. This not only ensures more efficient patient flow and use of resources, but it also increases patient satisfaction.
Rick’s dedication to patient care and quality leadership has led to policies and practices that have significantly impacted the ED at Grant. Congratulations, Rick!
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At 0800 on Thursday, June 23rd, Grant Medical Center’s ED will have new signage and room numbers throughout. All ED patient rooms are being renumbered so that they are numerical order around the entire ED. Maps will be available in the ED EMS Squad Room to assist crews. In addition, we will have posters and other notices available. Within 2-3 weeks, we will also have new wayfinding signs throughout the ED to better assist everyone. The map below is attached for sharing with your crews where possible.
The month of May was a milestone for Grant Medical Center’s Emergency Department! We saw 7290 patients for the month. This was the first time in Grant’s history we saw over 7000 patients.
Other stats for May:
The Average Length of Stay in ED (Overall) was 3:40
Our overall Door-to-Doc time was 28 minutes
Our Patient Satisfaction score was in the 99%ile
We had a Diversion time of “zero” for EMS
What does this mean and why does it matter? We work very hard to provide the best possible care in the most efficient and effective manner for your patients and others that come to our ED. Our team has been very successful in getting patients in, seen by a physician and either admitted or discharged.
EMS had virtually no delays in getting patients into rooms quickly and we did not divert any EMS units during the month. We truly believe EMS is our partner and value your time and efforts in providing good patient care.
OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus to Add Emergency Department and Medical Office Space
City gives green light to add needed emergency room capacity to northeast side
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Westerville City Council has approved OhioHealth’s request to expand the Westerville Medical Campus (WMC) located on the corner of Polaris Parkway and Africa Road. The five to one vote came during the Jan. 4, city council meeting.
The $20 million expansion project will feature a new emergency department (ED), capable of handling more than 20,000 patients per year, medical office space for physicians, expansion of the growing cardiology program and other clinical services. Construction is scheduled to begin this winter and be completed by spring of 2012.
The two-story, 48,000 square foot building will extend to the east of the existing structure along Polaris Parkway. Just two years old, the WMC first opened in January of 2009 and has been busier than projected.
“We made the decision to expand the facility based on a number of factors,” said Bob Gilbert, senior operations officer for OhioHealth’s Neighborhood Care division. “Those factors included projected population growth, the current need for more emergency room beds and the yet to be determined demands of healthcare reform. Once we took all that into consideration, and listened to the suggestions of our referring physicians, we felt it was in the community’s best interest to move forward.”
“The community has embraced our services even more than we’d anticipated,” said Jean Halpin, director of operations at the WMC. “More than a thousand patients are coming through our doors every day, a hundred plus physicians have office hours here weekly and the demand keeps growing.
Our patients’ tell us they appreciate this level of care mixed with the convenience. We think this expansion is exactly what the community needs and it isn’t coming a minute too soon.”
Planned to occupy approximately 20,000 square feet on the ground floor, the ED will have 16 treatment beds and four observation beds, with the ability to expand if necessary. The ED will operate as an extension of OhioHealth’s Grant Medical Center and be staffed 24/7 by emergency medicine physicians who also provide care at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center and Dublin Methodist’s Emergency Departments.
“This emergency department will be a fully staffed and fully equipped emergency room capable of handling any patient who comes through our doors,” said Paul Gabriel, MD, medical director of the ED at Grant Medical Center. “In certain cases such as heart attack, stroke or trauma, patients will be stabilized and then transported to a hospital specializing in that care.” A mobile intensive care unit ambulance will be on-site at all times in case of such acute patient transports.
The new facility will eventually add approximately 100 new OhioHealth jobs when it opens and generate $6.6 million in annual taxable salaries.
OhioHealth Neighborhood Care is a part of OhioHealth, a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization serving and supported by the community. Named by Thomson Reuters as one of the 10 best healthcare systems in America in 2010, OhioHealth has also been recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, it is a family of 18 hospitals, 23 health and surgery centers, home-health providers, medical equipment and health service suppliers throughout a 40-county area. OhioHealth member hospitals include Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital-Columbus, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Marion General Hospital, Hardin Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital-Nelsonville.
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