Methodist Charlton Celebrates Opening of New Patient Units, Odyssey Hospice, Select Specialty Hospital at Open House

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On November 1, Methodist Charlton Medical Center will hold an open house to celebrate several additions to the growing campus. The event will be held Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Methodist Charlton main lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A tour of the new patient care areas follows the event. The public is invited to join the celebration along with staff, physicians, and local officials.

As part of its most recent expansion and renovation, Methodist Charlton has invested $24.5 million to add 35 new patient care beds and specialty care units, and enlarge the postcoronary intensive care unit (PCIU) at a cost of $2.8 million to support expanded cardiology. Three additional patient units recently opened in the new patient tower to provide specialty care for cardiology, orthopedics, surgery and oncology patients, as well as offer upgraded amenities to patients and families. The postcoronary interventional care unit was expanded to almost double the number of beds in our growing cardiology program, and is conveniently located adjacent to our non-invasive cardiology department and across the hall from the cardiac catheterization lab. The postpartum unit is being remodeled to offer a fresh new look and brighter space for moms, babies, and families to bond in comfort. An observation unit is dedicated to caring for patients who are hospitalized less than 24 hours.

To further support the health care needs of the community and the continuum of care, Methodist Charlton leased space in the original tower of the hospital for an inpatient long term acute care facility and an inpatient hospice unit. Select Specialty Hospital, an independent provider, offers patients a longer length of stay and a more resource-intensive level of physician and nursing care. Odyssey Hospice, also an independent provider, offers families support and care for loved ones who are nearing the end of life.

With these transitions and expansions, approximately 85 percent of patients (not including Select Specialty Hospital or Odyssey Hospice units) will be placed in the new patient tower upon admission.