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Lake Health Celebrates Grand Opening of TriPoint Medical Center
Date:10/21/2009

ws of nature so every patient enjoys less stress, more privacy without a sense of isolation and better quality sleep. Each room includes a private bath visible from the bed (proven to reduce falls), and a prominent sink near the doorway for hand washing when caregivers enter (reducing infection risk). Even the TV doubles as a huge digital picture frame for soothing artwork as well as access to patient educational programming and information for patients and their families.

Throughout TriPoint, digital wireless communications all but eliminate overhead paging, while acoustic design muffles equipment clatter and the inevitable noises of a busy hospital. Instead of large centralized nursing stations, TriPoint features multiple nursing workstations, each located between two rooms. This brings caregivers much closer to their patients with unobstructed views and access to computerized medical records, resulting in enhanced safety, faster response and more efficient care.

Healing with State-Of-The-Art Digital Technology

"Patient safety has always been our number one priority," said John F. Platz, chair of Lake Health's Board of Trustees. "A host of digital technologies at TriPoint will help us revolutionize the way we care for patients."

It begins with the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that replaces the old-fashioned hospital "chart," streamlines patient care at every encounter, enhances physician's decision-making, and helps prevent errors at every level. The patient medical history, medications and allergies, notes, orders and test results are now a secure digital computer file accessible instantly by physicians and caregivers in any location.

  • Digital and wireless technologies are integrated throughout TriPoint:
  • IV "smart pumps" wirelessly monitor settings and sound an alert to prevent dosage errors.
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