August 25, 2020
TriStar Centennial Medical Center completed the 10th floor of its inpatient tower adding 30 patient rooms dedicated to treating neurology patients. The project was the final phase of a four-floor expansion at the 741-bed medical center. The floor features three different levels of care for neurosciences patients including an eight-bed neuro-intensive care unit (ICU), eight-bed step-down unit and 14-bed medical/surgical unit.
The unit is staffed by physicians, nurses and rehabilitation therapists specifically trained to treat neurology and neurosurgical patients. The floor was designed with the patient's experience in mind and includes the latest monitoring capabilities to quickly detect warning signs of a potential emergency.
"The neurosciences floor is configured so that our patients can receive comprehensive care on the same floor, with the same doctors and nurses, in rooms that are designed to fit their needed level of care," said Dr. Adrian Jarquin-Valdivia, medical director of the neurosciences program. "If a patient needs continuous monitoring, we have an ICU unit and team equipped to meet their needs. As the patient improves, they can continue recovering in the medical/surgical unit with the same team."
The unit will treat patients with neurological and neurosurgical conditions like stroke, brain hemorrhage, transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke), aneurysms, seizures, and weakness.