On Monday, August 1st, 2016, Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) opened its doors to its first Progressive Care Unit (PCU) for patients with acute medical illnesses who need special care.
The PCU is a nine-bed unit that is a “step down” from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and is located adjacent to the ICU. Patients admitted to the PCU will be stable, but require intensive observation or a higher level of nursing care that is provided by our expertly trained nurses and interdisciplinary care team. Together, Little Company of Mary’s ICU and PCU provide intensive medical, surgical and nursing care, state-of-the-art electronic monitoring, life support systems and a complete range of diagnostic capabilities.
“The focus of our Intensive Care and Progressive Care Units is to treat both the patient and family with compassion while providing quality healthcare,” said Lisa DiMarco, M.B.A., R.N., NEA-BC, FACHE, CNO / Vice President of Patient Care Services at LCMH. “Our entire staff of physicians, nurses and care providers is specially trained in the care of critically ill patients.”
The blessing ceremony not only was held to honor this great new service, but physicians, nurses and staff also were celebrated for their dedicated commitment and enthusiasm to bring enhanced wellness and healing to the Little Company of Mary community.