The Phase 1 Expansion adds 18 individual private treatment rooms. Each patient room has a glass door, not a curtain, its own bathroom, TV and comfortable family seating. To enhance patient care, each room also is equipped with a computer to expedite documentation of a patient’s medical record, and a medical supply cart that provides nurses with quick access to commonly used necessities, such as IV tubing. The traditional centrally located nurses station has been replaced with small alcove stations located between treatment rooms to provide nurses closer contact and direct visualization of patients.
St. Mary is the only Regional Trauma Center in Bucks County, and new state-of-the-art Trauma Bays that are part of the expansion will increase the capability of the Trauma Center to treat patients. Also advancing care is a new CAT scanner located in the department that will provide immediate access for diagnosing trauma, stroke and heart-attack patients. A new ambulance entrance will provide more convenient access to trauma bays and urgent care for adult and pediatric patients.