New Beds Smoothly Deployed To Patient Floors
Through a well-coordinated effort between Nursing, Facility and Environmental Services, 40 new patient beds were smoothly deployed recently to appreciative patients on the third and fourth floors of Clinton Memorial Hospital.
These state-of-the-art new beds are designed to help prevent falls and pressure ulcers and information stored in them, such as weights and bed position, will be integrated into the electronic health record.
Facility Services manager Scott Henman said special thanks should go to the planning team of Mary Shanaberger, Jan Estle, Darlene Mayrose, Joyce Deaton, Kim Bratton, Bobby Curtis and Mark Dillow. And Henman said nurses Dava Riehle and Jennifer Buckley deserve kudos for taking the lead on the floors, getting patients prepped and ready for new beds.
"We planned our work and worked that plan and it went down like clockwork," Henman said. "Every patient, family member or visitor I encountered was very excited to be getting a brand new patient bed. Even though patients had to get out of bed briefly, they were very happy about their new beds.
"I know this was majorly disruptive, but all the staff took it in stride and got the job done," Henman said. "It has been a long time since I worked closely with the third and fourth floor staff and it was my pleasure to be able to work alongside each member of the team."
Beds are shown lined up on ground floor ready for deployment.