CEO Gary K. Wilde has received the keys to the new CMH.
Community Memorial Health System (CMHS) moved a significant step closer on Wednesday, Aug. 29, to opening the new Community Memorial Hospital when President and CEO Gary K. Wilde received the keys to the new Ocean Tower at Loma Vista Road and Brent Street.
Now that CMHS has taken official possession of the newly constructed six-story building, CMHS can now begin the move-in process. It’s anticipated that the new Ocean Tower will open to patients and the public in about four months.
Until then, and during the next four months, CMHS will install the final pieces of technology and equipment, provide safety training and new process/procedure training to all staff, train physicians on the new technology, stock the building with supplies, and install over 500 pieces of original artwork from local and regional artists.
Features of the Ocean Tower include 250 private rooms and expanded space in all critical healthcare areas such as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Department (which will offer 37 private rooms compared to 17 curtained bays in the old CMH), and the Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit.
The surgical capacity increases as the new facility will feature 10 operating suites, as well as five new heart catheterization laboratories. And, for moms, babies and children, an entire floor will be devoted to their well-being.
The new eight-acre CMHS campus also includes a public community park; a Healing Garden for patients and their families; and a Respite Garden for staff and visitors. Other new features include an outside dining terrace and additional parking spaces in a new parking structure for the hospital and the public.
For more information on the new hospital please go to www.ournewcmh.org.