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Increased patient volume brings more private rooms to Mount St. Mary's Hospital

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Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:10 pm
With a rise in demand for additional private inpatient rooms, Mount St. Mary's has re-opened its third floor medical-surgical unit to add more private rooms for patients. The hospital's spiritual care department held a blessing for the unit on Sept 8. Pictured, from left: Yasemin Schnitttker, RN; Jennifer Williams, RN; Heather Buhr, RN; Gretchen Kadlecik, RN; Heather Rhinehart, RN; department director Deborah Holliday; President and CEO Gary Tucker; Dr. Thomas Cumbo, chief of staff; and Mark Sullivan, chief operating officer of Catholic Health.
With a rise in demand for additional private inpatient rooms, Mount St. Mary's has re-opened its third floor medical-surgical unit to add more private rooms for patients. The hospital's spiritual care department held a blessing for the unit on Sept 8. Pictured, from left: Yasemin Schnitttker, RN; Jennifer Williams, RN; Heather Buhr, RN; Gretchen Kadlecik, RN; Heather Rhinehart, RN; department director Deborah Holliday; President and CEO Gary Tucker; Dr. Thomas Cumbo, chief of staff; and Mark Sullivan, chief operating officer of Catholic Health.

Nearly 100 percent of all inpatient rooms are now private

Due to a steady increase in demand for inpatient care, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced it is adding more private rooms for inpatients.

Mount St. Mary's officially re-opened its third floor medical-surgical unit Tuesday. The unit, which has not hosted patients for several years, will provide an additional 15 private rooms, making nearly all the inpatient rooms at the Lewiston hospital private.

"We have experienced a steady increase over the past several months in the number of patients requiring hospital care," President and CEO Gary C. Tucker said. "By re-opening this unit, we are able to offer more private rooms to our patients, enhancing their comfort and privacy and enabling our physicians and staff to continue providing the high quality of care for which Mount St. Mary's is known."

Tucker credited the close working relationship between Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic Medical Partners and local primary care physicians for the increases in patient volume. He also points to Mount St. Mary's growing relationship with medical specialists and surgeons through its affiliation with Catholic Health as another contributing factor.

"Through our new relationship with Catholic Health and its clinical providers, we have more patients receiving care in their own community here at Mount St. Mary's instead of having to travel to Erie County for specialized treatment," Tucker said.

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