Congratulations to Marshall Hospital for opening its new emergency center, trauma center and birthing center in the newly constructed wing.
The new south wing includes a robotic arm to aid in precision surgeries such as bladder, prostate, throat and kidney operations.
The new birthing center has five more rooms than the original one for a total of 17 and the rooms are more spacious to allow for family members, along with private bathrooms that include a whirlpool bath.
The Emergency Room has expanded from 15 beds to 24, including a trauma-rescucitation room. It is a Level 11 Trauma Center, with I being highest and III being lowest. The Trauma Level II includes sophisticated diagnostic equipment. The American College of Surgeons verifies the presence of the resources listed in “Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient.”
Still awaiting approval from the state are plans for a 12-bed intensive care unit on the second floor.
Marshall is still working to raise $30 million to complete other features of the new building, such as a new kitchen and cafeteria and 16-bed telemetry unit.
In the meantime doctors at the hospital can monitor patients’ heartbeats while they are at home.
The new wing is a result of efforts of the hospital administration, the large contingent of doctors associated with Marshall Hospital, the board of community members, the auxiliary and all those who helped to make this a financial reality.
Marshall Hospital continues to stay current with medical advances and attract top quality medical personnel. It is the pride of the community.