Overview

The modern, high-tech critical care environment at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center includes 12-private rooms and a 20-bed Intermediate Care Telemetry Unit, all staffed by specially trained nurses. Physicians of various specialties may participate in the care of patients, including internal medicine doctors, cardiologists, pulmonologists and surgeons.

Facility

The Arnold Salop, MD Critical Care Unit at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center opened in December 2003, adding to the hospital’s treatment options and continuing the legacy of its namesake. The unit is in keeping with Phelps’ long-standing history of addressing the needs of critically ill patients and their families. The $2 million facility has 12 private rooms and a state-of-the-art nurses’ monitoring station.

Accommodations

Each room is equipped with a private bathroom, phone jack, and computer access. Special beds help to prevent skin disorders and pulmonary complications, two ailments that often affect patients who are critically ill. The physicians’ consultation area provides a private meeting area for doctors and family members. In addition to a family waiting area, the unit also has two sleeping chaises, so a family member can rest at a patient’s bedside if necessary.

Mission

“Patient care remains our primary concern, and we have spared no expense on the medical hardware. At the same time, we recognize the important role that family members play in the healing process,” said Keith Safian, President and CEO of the 238-bed community hospital. “That is why we committed substantial resources to ensure that both patients and their loved ones feel welcomed and comfortable.”

Staff

Physicians of various specialties may participate in the care of patients in the Critical Care Unit, including internal medicine doctors, cardiologists, pulmonologists and surgeons.