Renovated Indiana Hospital Designed to be 100 Percent Patient-Centered
According to an article from The Times of Northwestern Indiana, August 25th marked the official opening of the Porter Regional Hospital, a completely replaced and renovated full-service hospital in Northern Indiana designed to be 100 percent innovative, efficient, and patient-focused.
During the renovation planning process, Porter Hospital associates and physicians were asked for input about floor plans that would best optimize efficiency, safety, comfort, convenience, and advanced quality care, said Jonathan Nalli, CEO of Porter Health Care System. Nalli stated, “When we began planning the new hospital, we looked at everything from the patient-first perspective to make it 100% patient-centered.” The facility consists of five stories, all private rooms, valet parking, two dining cafes, and growing specialty care centers.
Porter Regional Hospital also made it a priority to invest in the newest medical technologies and advancements, including a 16-slice radiation reduction CT, a second daVinci surgical robotic platform, 1.5T MRI System, real-time digital radiography, and advanced interventional cardiac monitors. Nalli believes that advanced hospital technology and equipment greatly benefit patient outcomes.
In addition to the replacements, several special care centers were added to the facility, including the Neuroscience Center, the Center for Women’s Health, the Cancer Care Center, and three stories of physician offices. According to Nalli, the availability of special care units allows patients to receive care in Northwest Indiana instead of traveling to Indianapolis or Chicago. Representatives from Porter claim the renovations, replacements, advancements, and patient-focused care will allow Porter to become an impressive regional medical center with a continued focus on medical excellence.
Photo courtesy of Porter Regional Hospital website
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