June 22, 2001

CIU opens this week

Featured Image

Jerricka Oldham, 5, laughs as Steve Camarata, Ph.D., director of the Kennedy Center, blows bubbles during her visit to the new Down Syndrome Clinic, which opened last week. (photo by Dana Johnson)

The Care Initiation Unit (CIU) opened this week to provide a temporary space where care can be initiated quickly for an acute adult patient population requiring admission to the hospital.

Located in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, the CIU is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. The six-bed unit will house patients entering the system from access points such as the Transfer Center, Emergency Room, and clinics. Patients will be transferred as soon as the appropriate bed is available.

Contact Mary Duvanich at 835-5323 (pager) for more information.