Tuesday, August 9, 2016

WAYNESBORO, Pa. – Waynesboro Hospital has been a pillar of community health since it opened in 1922, regularly receiving awards for the quality care patients receive.

At the beginning of the month, the hospital kicked off a four-phase renovation project with technical additions and cosmetic updates that will allow the aesthetics of the facility to match the exceptional care administered there.

Once completed, the renovated spaces will ensure patients continue to experience the highest levels of care, safety and relaxation as they heal at Waynesboro Hospital.

“The overarching goal of this renovation project is to offer an even better experience for patients while they are in our care,” said Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Melissa Dubrow.

Summit Health President and Chief Executive Officer Pat O’Donnell said the project reaffirms the organization’s commitment to providing high-quality, accessible healthcare to community members in the Waynesboro area. Waynesboro Hospital is an affiliate of Summit Health.

“We care about the health and well-being of those living in and around Waynesboro,” he said. “Waynesboro Hospital isn’t just a community hospital; it’s an award-winning hospital staffed by skilled clinical team members and providers who are neighbors to the patients served. We are invested in continuing to offer great care to the Waynesboro community.”

The project

Planning for the renovation, which will cost an estimated $6 million, began over a year ago. The renovation project will focus on updating the critical care unit, medical surgical unit and operating rooms in four phases. Renovations will last 14 to 18 months.

All aspects of the renovation will focus on advancing the hospital’s ability to continue providing exceptional care to patients by making improvements to storage; interior fixtures and design; and safety systems.

Every room in the CCU and MS units will receive cosmetic updates.

Additional patient-focused updates to the critical care unit include closure of existing windows between some rooms, which will provide additional patient privacy and reduce noise. Ceiling lifts will be installed in designated rooms, which will improve patient safety during lifts.

The nurses’ station in the critical care unit will be modified to provide a larger field of view of patient rooms, allowing staff a better line of sight so they can ensure all patients are safe and their needs are met.

Sixteen patient rooms in the medical surgical unit will receive upgrades to lighting and plumbing fixtures. The updated patient rooms also will be installed with hand sinks located just inside the room, which will maximize infection control procedures already in place at the hospital.

Additionally, two nurses’ stations on the medical surgical unit will be consolidated into one centrally located station.

Waynesboro Hospital is a 56-bed facility that continues to be a leader in patient safety and quality, receiving regional and national recognition in those areas.

The hospital most recently was recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with its Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Plus Quality Achievement Award for following best practices in stroke care.

In early 2016, Waynesboro Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics and also was recognized with Women’s Choice Awards® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care and America’s Best Stroke Centers.

In November 2015, the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States, recognized the hospital as a 2015 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.

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