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Mercy St. Charles Hospital marked its 60th anniversary with a blessing ceremony held Oct. 8 in the hospital’s Healing Garden. Free flu shots were also offered to community members. Street banners in Oregon lauded the hospital’s six decades of serving the community.

ProMedica Bay Park opened new a Endoscopy Center and dedicated its new Intensive Care Unit in 2013. Highlights from the year include:

ProMedica Bay Park
• In July, the hospital opened its new Endoscopy Center. The 4,600 square foot center features 10 patient bays, including one isolation room; two procedure rooms and expansion space for one more; adjacent storage and reprocessing rooms for equipment; men’s and women’s locker rooms; a lounge/break room; office space and a consultation room where physicians can meet privately with patients’ families.

The new $1.4 million center also includes energy-saving features in keeping with the hospital’s Green Initiative; state-of-the-art equipment, including software upgrades and larger, movable monitors in the procedure rooms. Pyxis medication dispensers are designed to improve medication safety, and conveniently located, dedicated workstations offer enhanced convenience for staff.

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Technologist Rebecca Wegrzyn and David Prehpan, director, Business Research
and Development at DECA Health, Inc. look over the equipment at the
Comprehensive Center for Pain Management, Oregon. (Press file photo by Ken
Grosjean)

• An open house was recently held for Bay Park’s new Intensive Care Unit. The 10,000 square foot area includes renovation of some existing space and about 7,000 square feet of new construction.

It features eight patient rooms, which are about 20 percent larger than current ICU rooms. One room is designed to accommodate bariatric, or very obese patients.

The larger rooms not only offer enhanced patient comfort, but also more easily accommodate equipment needed to provide care for the hospital’s sickest patients. The rooms are equipped with ceiling-mounted patient lifts to help hospital staff with moving patients. They also include telestroke technology, which provides two-way visual communication between the ICU and neurologists and other experts in stroke treatment and care located at other ProMedica locations.

• Bay Park received the Healthgrades 2013 Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

• BPH began its robotics program in the summer of 2013 with the da Vinci Surgical System. Physicians are using the robotics program in general surgery, gynecology and urology procedures, with a potential to expand to other sub-specialties over the next few years.

• Bay Park patients may now request food anytime between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. from Bay Park’s hotel-style room service menu and soon, patients system-wide will be able to order room service for their meals when they are hungry instead of receiving food at pre-set times, which will help to reduce wasted food.

• Bay Park received several honors for excellence in pulmonary care including the “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” from The Joint Commission.


Mercy St. Charles

• Renovations are currently under way in the St. Charles Physician Lounge. The project will add an additional restroom, provide more private computer workstations and meeting space, along with other upgrades. Work is expected to be completed the first week of April.

• The American College of Surgeons re-accredited the St. Charles Level 3 Trauma Program.

• St. Charles worked with the East Toledo Family Center to sponsor 26 families during the Christmas season.

• The St. Charles Foundation and St. Charles medical staff made financial contributions toward the purchase of a new Care-A-Van vehicle.

• The hospital’s Radiology Department recently purchased a new GE LOGIQ E9 Ultrasound Unit. The state-of-the-art unit offers extraordinary image quality, improvements in workflow that reduce patient delays, and the ability to do musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging.

• “Facelifts” are planned for the Emergency and the Surgical departments. The project includes painting, repairs on infrastructure and new flooring in some areas.

• The Inpatient Acute Rehab Unit achieved re-accreditation with CARF – Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.


Comprehensive Centers for Pain Management
In April, the Comprehensive Centers for Pain Management welcomed members of the community to an open house at its newest facility at 846 S. Coy Rd. in Oregon.

The $2.2 million facility houses 11,000 square feet and includes two surgery suites (West Central Surgical Center-Bayside).

In addition to advanced interventional, diagnostic and outpatient surgical pain management procedures, the center offers innovative non-surgical approaches to reducing pain, including Flo, an enhanced therapy and wellness program, along with steroid injections, nerve blocks, acupuncture, behavioral management, nutritional support, sleep hygiene and exercise programs.

Comprehensive Centers for Pain Management also offers locations in Sylvania and Lambertville.

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