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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

MidHudson Regional Hospital Completes $8 Million Renovation of Cooke Building Medical-Surgical Unit

The medical-surgical floor now offers single-bed inpatient rooms that provide improved comfort for patients and their families, plus a more efficient and effective care space for staff members

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MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has completed a major $8 million renovation of its medical-surgical unit in its six-story Cooke Building.

The fully remade unit fuses emerging technologies and conveniences with an enhanced, reimagined experience for patients, visitors and caregivers.

“This innovative renovation, with upgraded patient rooms, a new nurses station and the latest technologies, is the optimal environment to offer the best in patient care,” said Paul Hochenberg, Executive Director of MidHudson Regional Hospital.

The medical-surgical floor now also offers single-bed inpatient rooms that provide improved comfort for patients and their families, plus a more efficient and effective care space for staff members.

“This well-thought-out renovation ensures MidHudson Regional Hospital remains the area’s leader in world-class, advanced, patient-centered care,” Hochenberg said. “This is the first step in a planned remake of the entire Cooke Building."

Each improved patient room in the medical-surgical unit features a private bathroom, a modern headwall system and a smart, state-of-the art bed. Antimicrobial and antiseptic finish materials and custom-built cabinetry join with soothing colors, textures and materials to create a healing environment that is both functional and comfortable.  Each private bathroom is outfitted with environmentally-friendly toilets and surface fixtures that are considered the gold standard for safety and hygiene.

The technologically advanced nursing station, linked directly to a specialized work zone within each patient room, promotes real-time reporting, communication and collaboration. All rooms are outfitted with a full suite of leading-edge medical and support equipment.

“We’ve minimized steps between our nursing station and patient rooms,” Hochenberg said. “The station also has an open design to accommodate barrier-free consultation, and it improves visibility and ease of supervision.

The floor is serviced by a whisper-quiet, HEPA-filtered climate-control ventilation system, a new emergency backup generator and a new sprinkler system in case of emergency, and enhanced soundproofing technology between patient rooms.

Other current WMCHealth investments in the Hudson Valley include a $92 million expansion and enhancement of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus in Kingston -- the first part of a multiyear, $133.6 million project that will also redevelop HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus in Kingston into a “medical village” -- and a $40 million expansion of Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis that will also include a medical village. Both projects are being supported in part through the New York State Capital Restructuring Financing Program.

WMCHealth is additionally investing $230 million in its flagship campus in Valhalla, with the construction of a 280,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Pavilion, Westchester County’s largest healthcare construction project in decades.

Tour the newly renovated unit, via HVNN.com: