Movin’ On Up at TCMH

With TCMH scheduled to be moved to the second floor of the new construction on Friday there is a lot of work to be done….

Clocks to be hung in rooms

Clocks to be hung in rooms


Shelves for storage to be put together and put into place.

Shelves for storage to be put together and put into place.


Supplies to be stocked.

Supplies to be stocked.


IV poles to be cleaned and delivered to patient rooms.

IV poles to be cleaned and delivered to patient rooms.


Staff members are already relocated or are relocating….
Mary Barnes (left) and Becky Scott (right) are upstairs handling case management for patients from their new digs.

Mary Barnes (left) and Becky Scott (right) are upstairs handling case management needs from their new digs.


TCMH social worker, Angie Gimpel, no longer has a brick wall to part of her office; she's got a view of the med surg floor with glass windows.

TCMH social worker, Angie Gimpel, no longer has a brick wall to part of her office; she’s got a view of the med surg floor with glass windows.


Some pictures need to be hung and a few more boxes unpacked, but Kristi Atkins, med surg nurse manager, looks like she's pretty comfortable in her new office.

Some pictures need to be hung and a few more boxes unpacked, but Kristi Atkins, med surg nurse manager, looks like she’s pretty comfortable in her new office.


The patient rooms are ready to go, too. Beds that are available have been moved into the new rooms. Some patients will be wheeled to their new room with their current bed that will receive a new mattress before they get settled back into bed. Each room is outfitted with a reclining chair and two smaller chairs for visitors or family members. Each room has a bedside computer and a write and wipe board on the wall–a place for the patients to keep track of information about their healthcare providers.
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A few items remain to be hung, but each patient room has fully stocked areas to access gloves, hand sanitizer, masks, etc.  It's all an effort to prevent infection at TCMH.

A few items remain to be hung, but each patient room has fully stocked areas to access gloves, hand sanitizer, masks, etc. It’s all an effort to prevent infection at TCMH.


This staff member assisting with the move was pleasantly surprised to find foot controls for the hand washing station in the dirty utility room.  Another way to prevent infection!

This staff member assisting with the move was pleasantly surprised to find foot controls for the hand washing station in the dirty utility room. Another way to prevent infection!


A new hallway has been put in place connecting the East wing of the hospital with the new construction, and it’s down this hallway that our patients with be transported in about 24 hours. They will be taken on the patient/staff elevator up to the second floor.
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On the new medical surgical floor patients and their visitors and family members will be able to enjoy the new sun room waiting area that has lots of natural light and a panoramic view.

On the new medical surgical floor patients and their visitors and family members will be able to enjoy the new sun room waiting area that has lots of natural light and a panoramic view.


Work stations galore await the nursing staff in their new home.

Work stations galore await the nursing staff in their new home.


The medication room is ready to be used tomorrow when the patients arrive.

The medication room is ready to be used tomorrow when the patients arrive.


The new main waiting room for the medical surgical department is also fully outfitted.  Through the doors off the waiting room are (left to right) a physician consultation room, a family resource center and access to the new med surg floor.

The new main waiting room for the medical surgical department is also fully outfitted. Through the doors off the waiting room are (left to right) a physician consultation room, a family resource center and access to the new med surg floor.


See you on the second floor soon!

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