This weekend, WakeMed is celebrating the completion of the new Raleigh Campus patient tower during a large public grand opening event, featuring tours, activities for children and entertainment.
The new patient tower is a 168,000 foot building that will serve as WakeMed Raleigh Campus’ new front door. The new patient tower will house new beds for heart and vascular patients and Wake County’s first and only Children’s Hospital.
We thought we would take this opportunity to share with you a little more about the expanded Heart & Vascular services in the new patient tower.
Floors two and three of the new tower are strategically designed to accommodate additional WakeMed Heart & Vascular patients and the advanced technology and care they require. As WakeMed’s reputation as a leading Heart & Vascular Services provider continues to grow, so does our need to expand to meet the needs of the increasing volume of patients who come to us for expert cardiovascular care.
The floors boast wide hallways and very spacious rooms that are organized into three zones – one for patients, one for caregivers and one for family and loved ones. Each room has the exact same configuration which has proven to further enhance patient safety. Floor two houses 41 intermediate care beds for Heart & Vascular patients. Each room is private and is equipped with its own restroom and shower.
Floor three holds 20 intensive care beds specifically for Heart & Vascular patients. Additional space to accommodate more beds is available for future expansion. Each room is 60 percent larger than the current intensive care rooms in the main hospital. The beds are located in the middle of each room and are equipped with latitude arms that contain all the mechanisms and utilities necessary for patient care.
Built on the same, easy access concept, the nursing stations are strategically situated so that nurses have a direct view of patients at all times. The stations are also equipped with the most advanced technology, monitors and supplies so nurses have what they need right at their fingertips to deliver outstanding care.