Acute Care Services Increase to Meet Austin’s Growth
Above (L to R): Forrest Wilson, project manager, JE Dunn Construction; Todd Mattocks, senior project engineer, JE Dunn Construction; Paula Bryant, director of the Intensive Care Unit, St. David’s Medical Center; Don Wilkerson, chief executive officer, St. David’s Medical Center; David Shimp, chief operating officer, St. David’s Medical Center, celebrate the opening of the new ICU at St. David’s Medical Center.
In July, St. David’s Medical Center opened its newly expanded intensive care unit (ICU). The new ICU ensures the hospital will continue to meet the need for high-quality acute care in Austin and provides the opportunity for future expansion, as warranted.
This $26.2-million capital investment increases the ICU from 16 critical care beds to 28 beds, with additional space for 12 more beds to meet future growth. The new patient rooms are larger and more comfortable to accommodate family members and visitors, who play a key role in the healing process for patients.
The expansion also includes a new helipad and break room for medical staff.
St. David’s Medical Center’s ICU has experienced significant growth over the years. This expansion offers nurses, physicians and medical staff additional capacity to continue providing exceptional care to patients with critical and complex medical needs.