The first quarter of 2015 marked various upgrades throughout St. Mary's
General particularly patient room and services, which have been drastically
modernized and updated. New patient beds for all units, including
Critical Care and
Labor & Delivery, have been put into operation. New functions for the beds include: a bed
monitoring system and software which tracks patients' positions alerting
caregivers if the patient is at risk of falling. The system also monitors
the safety parameters of the bed; and has a one-touch scale that allows
caregivers to take accurate weights without disturbing the patient. New
furniture such as side tables, recliners, and patient bedside tables have
also been installed. Another advancement, which is currently being implemented
is the installation of flat screen television sets for each patient bed.
The TVs not only will provide a source of entertainment for patients,
but will also be 100% free of charge.