Inspire Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 15

“This transmission allows us to place a Here are some of the funding paper copy of an EKG into our physicians’ opportunities for these improvements: hands while the paramedic is seeing it and treating the patient.” Introducing this • Add two new trauma resuscitation suites, which will replace existing system to Kaua`i standard emergency rooms. These ambulances allows the Wilcox team to be specialized suites require adequate engaged in the care process in real time space for staff and trauma supplies. and be better prepared when the patient arrives to the medical center. suites with x-ray imaging and all trauma “We have much confidence in Wilcox and the wonderful care it provides, so if our gift can improve patient outcomes then we are all for it,” said Cindy Glancy. initiative to expand and upgrade Wilcox’s Department facilities. The vision is to renovate the current space to enhance workflow. supplies. • Provide better access and more patient privacy for the existing triage room in Wilcox’s Emergency Department. The LIFENET® System is part of a larger Emergency • Equip the new trauma resuscitation • Improve the floor plan between nursing observation stations and emergency rooms. • Community support is needed to help ensure that the emergency care island residents have come to expect will be there for the next generation. TOP 100 HONORS WILCOX MEDICAL CENTER HAS BEEN NAMED AMONG THE TOP 100 RURAL & COMMUNITY HOSPITALS IN THE U.S. FOR 2017. WILCOX WAS THE ONLY HAWAI`I-BASED HOSPITAL ON THE TOP 100 LIST THIS YEAR. The list is created by the National Rural Health Health Association's Policy Institute, Rural iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. It identifies hospitals considered top performers in managing financial risk, achieving higher quality, outcomes, securing increasing better patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost than their peers. “This recognition is a testament to John and Cindy Glancy the hard-working staff and volunteers who provide quality care to our patients every day,” said Jen H. Chahanovich, president and CEO of Wilcox Medical Center. “As a not- for-profit organization, we take great pride in serving the population of Kaua`i while continuing to seek ways to make medical care accessible for our patients.” 15